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Bloomingdale’s pulls ‘Fake News’ shirt after PIX11 reporter tweet

Posted at 11:35 AM, Feb 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-11 11:51:55-05

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — Bloomingdale’s is pulling a “Fake News” T-shirt from its shelves after a PIX11 reporter tweeted that message “delegitimizes” the work of journalists.

Allison Kaden was shopping at the White Plains location Sunday afternoon when she spotted a mannequin wearing a shirt emblazoned with the phrase “Fake News,” a politically charged phrase that was made popular by President Donald Trump.

Kaden snapped a photo and tweeted at Bloomindale’s: “this isn’t funny or fashionable. It further delegitimizes hard working journalists who bring REAL news to their communities.”

In less than 24 hours, thousands of users had  liked or retweeted Kaden.

Bloomingdale’s responded Monday morning, thanking Kaden and promising to remove the shirt.

“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 tweeted.