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Bloomingdale's Pulls Its 'Fake News' T-Shirt After a Triggered Journalist Complains


Bloomingdale's department store actually pulled a t-shirt from its fashion lineup after one journalist found herself triggered by a piece of fabric hanging on a mannequin. 

Allison Kaden, who works for PIX11 in New York, according to her Twitter bio, tweeted a photo of Bloomingdale’s “Fake News” shirt at a store Monday, complaining that the item “delegitimizes hard working journalists who bring REAL news to their communties (sic).”

Despite the complaint being absolutely ridiculous, Bloomingdale’s responded to Kaden’s tweet by saying they were immediately removing the shirt from their stores, 

“Thank you for bringing this to our attention and we apologize for any offense we may have caused,’ Bloomingdale’s lamented. “We take this feedback very seriously and are working quickly to remove this t-shirt. Again, thank you for taking the time to alert us.”

While most Twitter users found Kaden’s initial complaint to be stupid and Bloomingdale’s “apology” totally unnecessary, at least one other media personality thought the store’s mea culpa was less than adequate, blasting Bloomingdale’s for “damag[ing] our democracy” by “perpetuating and celebrating the idea of ‘fake news.’” Baltimore Sun reporter Pamela Wood tweeted:

Thankfully, the larger and more rational side of Twitter found the whole thing to be hilarious, petitioning the retailer to keep the shirt and even pledging to buy one.



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