Racism Response of the Day

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Clothing retailer Abercrombie & Fitch came under fire yesterday after a screenshot showing "N*er Brown Pants" for sale on a supposed A&F outlet website made the rounds of the web.

Although the company has certainly caused its share of controversy in the past, counterfeiters appear to be at fault for this latest incident. The website featuring the racist slur was a phony, reportedly registered to a Hong Kong email address.

"We do not condone racist language. This is a counterfeit website and we have initiated legal proceedings to shut it down," an Abercrombie spokesperson told TMZ.

The fake site, abercrombie-and-fitchoutlet.com, now appears to be offline.

Gawker notes that the counterfeiters' use of the n-word was likely due to shoddy Chinese-to-English translation software, which has been slipping the slur onto product labels since at least 2007.

[tmz / huffpo.]

Follow Up of the Day: A&F's Sitch Stunt Backfires

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Follow Up of the Day: Abercrombie & Fitch Co.'s anti-Situation stunt may have been a "brilliant move" that got them a mention in "every blog from here to Mars," but a backlash appears to

Product Replacement of the Day

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Product Replacement of the Day: In a marketing first, national clothing retailer Abercrombie & Fitch has released a statement explicitly asking Jersey Shore cast member Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino to stop wearing clothes manufactured by the company.

Expressing "deep concern" for the association of its brand with MTV's controve