Bloomingdale’s Apologizes For T-Shirt Reading ‘Fake News’ After Journalist Complains

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Bloomingdale’s department store issued an apology for a T-shirt displayed on a mannequin that read “Fake News” after a local news journalist was offended by the message and complained about it on Twitter.

PIX11 reporter Allison Kaden tweeted on Sunday, referring to the T-shirt Sunday, tweeting “Hey Bloomingdale’s, this isn’t funny or fashionable. It further delegitimizes hard-working journalists who bring REAL news to their communities.”

Bloomingdale’s responded apologetically, saying, “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.” (RELATED: DHS Shuts Down Fake News From CNN’s Jim Sciutto)

The apologetic tweet was apparently not enough for some. Baltimore Sun reporter Pamela Wood did not think the apology was sincere and said, “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.'” (RELATED: Here Are The Most Egregious Fake News Stories Of 2018)

The Daily Caller reached out to Bloomingdale’s for a comment on the shirt, but the department store did not respond at time of publishing.