Legendary department store Bloomingdales has been forced to apologize and pull a T-shirt with the words "fake news" emblazoned on it, after the top triggered a number of journalists.
Allison Kaden, a reporter with a local news outlet in New York, snapped a photo of a mannequin wearing the offending shirt while inside a Bloomingdales store over the weekend, and she was immediately and irreparably scandalized.
"Hey @Bloomingdales," Kaden wrote in a tweet that has since gone viral. "[T]his isn’t funny or fashionable. It further delegitimizes hard working journalists who bring REAL news to their communties."
Some did not find solace in Bloomingdales' apology and stated that the department store harmed democracy and caused long-lasting damage with the shirt.
Other journalists, outraged that a department store would dare to sell a shirt ostensibly questioning the seriousness of their chosen field, joined in, demanding that Bloomingdales cease selling the offending shirt, lest the American public's trust in the media be further eroded. It did not dawn on them, apparently, that complaining about a simple T-shirt might demonstrate a certain lack of confidence.