The biggest mall operator in the Philippines has pulled a t-shirt that said rape was a "snuggle with a struggle" after outraged customers complained on social media.
The t-shirt was spotted by writer Karen Kunawicz on sale in the teen boys' section of a SM Supermall. On Monday, she photographed the t-shirt design and shared it on her Facebook page:
The photo of the shocking t-shirt design was quickly shared thousands of times by furious Filipinos who accused SM Supermalls of propagating rape culture:
After spotting the online reaction the next day, SM Supermalls posted an apology to customers on its Facebook page.
SM Supermalls – who own 46 malls across the Phillippines and have expanded its operation to China – claim the shirts are being pulled from its stores.
BuzzFeed News have contacted SM Supermalls for a comment.
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