Topshop Pulls Its ‘Fake News’ Jeans After Getting Mocked By Netizens
By Izza Sofia, 12 Jan 2018
Image via Tupungato / Shutterstock.com
The slogan made famous by Donald Trump and then named Collins Dictionary’s word of the year 2017 has caused a bit of a stir, after Topshop decided to run it down the leg of one of its latest products.
Called the “MOTO ‘Fake News’ Slogan Straight Leg Jeans,” people were less than impressed by the retailer giving the term even more spotlight than it needs.
“Need an outfit for @realDonaldTrump’s Fake News Awards next week? Actual @Topshop product,” expressed one Twitter user with an image of the product attached, shown below.
Referring to the made-up word tweeted by Trump, another joked, “Me: This is utter bullsh... *matching covfefe bra and knicker sets go on sale* Me: I’ll take two.”
The jeans, which was retailing for $90 and are pictured in the tweets below, has been removed from Topshop’s US, UK and EU sites.
Me: This is utter bullsh...— Esyllt Sears (@EsylltMair) January 8, 2018
*matching covfefe bra and knicker sets go on sale*
Me: I’ll take two. https://t.co/nvvq90n25j
Dear topshop.— Anne Sagebiel (@AnnieSage) January 9, 2018
F’ck off. We don’t need anymore fake news or your fake news clothing.
Anyone with a brain.
One more reason why people shouldn't buy fast-fashion https://t.co/lUJNXOZalP— Allison Smith (@allison_a13) January 9, 2018
Yeah because spreading misinformation is so much fun! Party! pic.twitter.com/U0cUh6W9Jk— amanda goodfried (@AGoodfried) January 9, 2018
Jokes can spread and eventually become things that people spread as facts. It's damaging to journalism, period.— chevito (@luxalix) January 9, 2018
[via Daily Mail, opening image via Tupungato / Shutterstock.com]
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