A British job recruitment company called ICS posted an ad on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Instagram earlier this week looking for a secretary, and included a racy picture and caption.
"Stockings optional!" they wrote. "Ready to Assume the position?"
Many people who saw the ad were angered by the depiction, and took to social media to air their grievances.
ICS responded to the backlash by saying they were referencing the movie Secretary, a 2002 erotic romance film starring Maggie Gyllenhaal.
The company eventually removed the ad from social media.
ICS did not return BuzzFeed News' request for comment.