Asos recently released a shirt that features the word "Slave" and that was photographed on a black model.
The tee, which was for sale under the Marketplace section of the site, has since been taken down due to complaints.
Chelsea Grieco, a public relations coordinator at Asos, explained the Marketplace's policies.
"Marketplace is a collection of independent sellers who must agree to our terms and conditions when they join," she told BuzzFeed. "Whenever we find product that violates our policies we remove it immediately."