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November 12, 2015

Bloomingdale's apologizes for 'inappropriate' ad in holiday catalogue

Bloomingdale's has issued an apology after an advertisement in its holiday catalogue sparked outrage on social media.

The advertisement features a woman laughing as a man looks over at her. Between them is the following statement: "Spike your best friend’s eggnog when they’re not looking."

"In reflection of your feedback, the copy we used in our recent catalog was inappropriate and in poor taste," the company said in a statement on Facebook. "Bloomingdale's sincerely apologizes for this error in judgement."

The advertisement caused a lot of backlash from consumers on social media, with many arguing the ad promotes date rape.

Despite the apology, many are not satisfied. Some want to know more – particularly, who approved the ad in the first place.