ASOS Under Fire for Black Model Wearing 'Slave' T-shirt
Popular fashion retailer ASOS is in hot water after customers called out a controversial image on its website: a photo of a black model wearing a T-shirt that says, "slave."
The shirt was quickly removed, and the company pointed out that it was not an ASOS-branded product, but instead part of the ASOS Marketplace, a separate retail site that features outside designers.
"[ASOS] Marketplace is a collection of independent sellers who must agree to our terms and conditions when they join," ASOS told Today in a statement. "Whenever we find product that violates our policies we remove it immediately. There is also a 'report this item' link under every product picture. If you'd like to find out more about what is prohibited, please visit the Marketplace website."