Clothing retailer Forever 21 has pulled a T-shirt from its online store after customers complained that it promoted rape.
The T-shirt, which is still available in Forever 21 stores but is no longer listed on the website, reads: “Don’t Say Maybe if You Want to Say No.”
Customers flocked to social media to express their displeasure with the shirt:
— ric (@ricardo_jpl) March 14, 2016
— NewViolet22 (@NewViolet22) March 14, 2016
— gib (@GabiCenter) March 14, 2016
— A$AP Robyn (@Robynrochex) March 14, 2016
— Kenneth Buchanan (@kbuch10) March 14, 2016
The retailer released a statement after removing the shirt:
Forever 21 strives to exemplify the highest ethical standards and takes feedback and product concerns very seriously. With regards to the t-shirt in question, upon receiving feedback from our customers, we took immediate action to have it removed from our website. We sincerely apologize to anyone who was offended by the product.