People Are Outraged Over This Bloomingdale's Ad

November 11th 2015

Bloomingdale's is under fire for releasing an ad in its new holiday catalog that seems to encourage date rape, and many are livid about it.

Here's the controversial Bloomingdale's ad:

Bloomingdale's adDrew Olanoff Twitter - twitter.com

"Spike your best friend’s eggnog when they’re not looking," the ad says.

Following immense backlash on social media, Bloomingdale's released this statement of regret to Tech Insider, “In reflection of recent feedback, the copy we used in our recent catalog was inappropriate and in poor taste. Bloomingdale’s sincerely apologizes for this error in judgment."

But people are angry nonetheless, as rape continues to be a major problem in our culture. It's also an issue many young women face. One in five undergraduate women experience an attempted or completed sexual assault while they're in college, according to a 2007 U.S. Department of Justice study.

Here are some blistering reactions to the ad: