American Apparel is facing heat for a provocative back-to-school campaign in the U.K.
The retailer published photos online that showed models leaning over in plaid, schoolgirl-style skirts.
The photos, some of which have been removed, ignited a firestorm among shoppers.
One Twitter user posted the photo and wrote they were fueling "Lolita fantasies and rampant sexism a plenty."
Other Twitter users chimed in:
— rebecca pearson (@rebeccapearson) August 7, 2014
@anygirlfriday this is really very dangerous and wrong!!!
— daftmamma (@Angeline1611) August 7, 2014
— Joanne Foy (@jojolafoy) August 7, 2014
American Apparel hasn't commented on the photos. We've reached out to the retailer and will update when we hear back.
This isn't the first scandal to rock the retailer.
In June, CEO Dov Charney was fired, stemming from long-time allegations of sexual harassment of employees.
They've also had ads banned in the U.K. for being too suggestive.
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