Americans who don’t like President Trump’s labeling of mainstream news outlets as fake news forced Bloomingdale’s to remove a T-shirt bearing the phrase from its stores recently.
After getting called out by Twitter user Allison Kaden, the store apologized and promised to remove the offending shirts from its shelves.
Thank you for bringing this to our attention and we apologize for any offense we may have caused. 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.
— Bloomingdale's (@Bloomingdales) February 11, 2019
This isn’t the first time that a fake news T-shirt has been removed from sale.
Last August, the Newseum’s gift shop was forced to do the same after journalists complained that it was offensive, considering that the museum is dedicated to promoting and defending the First Amendment.