Asos.com has removed a T-shirt bearing the word “Slave” from its Marketplace site, following a social media backlash.
‘Slave’ T-shirt sold on Asos Marketplace
“Not sure what I am more shocked by, Asos promoting a clothing line called ‘Slave’ or the black male that was happy to model it?!” @RaedKhan wrote on Twitter.
@Kerritweetz wrote: “Y’all are racist @asos. You really labelled a black man as a slave.”
Asos has removed the T-shirt from sale and responded on the social media site: “This product was sold by an Asos Marketplace seller and we removed it as soon as it was brought to our attention.”
The T-shirt was made by UK streetwear brand Wasted Heroes. It said: “Sorry, this wasn’t meant to cause any offence and was about being a slave to a label. It really was extremely stupid of us.”