Philippine mall pulls T-shirt promoting rape after online outrage
The Philippines’ biggest mall operator came under fire this week for selling a T-shirt which made fun of rape.
The garment in question carried the slogan: “It’s not rape. It’s a snuggle with a struggle."
Writer Karen Kunawicz posted a photo of the T-shirt on her Facebook page on Monday.
It quickly went viral, with many criticizing SM Supermalls for selling the T-shirt, which was displayed in the teen boys’ section.
The mall operator said in a statement that the message on the T-shirt was "unacceptable", and that it only found out about the garment through social media.
"We have immediately pulled out all the T-shirts of the consignor that distributes them. Appropriate action will be taken to ensure this does not happen again. Thank you for informing us," it said.
SM Supermalls said it was investigating how the T-shirt got into its inventory.