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Bloomingdale's has apologized for 'distressing' anyone who came across a 'Fake News' T-shirt being sold at the department store, insisting it didn't mean to 'offend' anyone with the motif.
The Monday apology followed a complaint via Twitter that scalded the store for selling a yellow top using the phrase President Donald Trump has used to label negative news about himself.
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'Hey @Bloomingdales, this isn't funny or fashionable. It further delegitimizes hard working journalists who bring REAL news to their communities,' a Pix11 reporter wrote Sunday.
The brand responded saying they planned to remove the clothing design – which comes in various colors and styles elsewhere online ranging $18 to $38.99.
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While journalist Allison Kaden spotted it in a White Plains, New York store, it's unclear exactly how many others it was distributed to but Bloomingdale's said there were 'a few'.
'Thank you for bringing this to our attention and we apologize for any offense we may have caused,' Bloomingdale's responded on the microblogging website. '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.'
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But the apology wasn't enough for some people.
Baltimore journalist Pamela Wood chimed in: 'Hi, @bloomingdales. Apologizing 'for any offense we may have caused' is not a sincere apology. This is not about journalists' hurt feelings. This is about damage done to our democracy when your brand joins in perpetuating and celebrating the idea of "fake news." Please try again.'
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Bloomingdale's decision to remove the shirt sparked outrage in others with one writing 'shame on you'.
Even a fellow journalist disagreed...
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