Underwear king Andrew Christian has pulled an ad that featured a model of color wearing what the company describes as a “slave harness.”
NOT a good look for the company…
“When you climb into our brand new Slave C-Ring Harness,” the Andrew Christain website advertised, “you’re stepping into your role as the submissive slave that you are. Let him know that you’re here to please in this flattering cut and hot strappy design. Because when you’re wearing this, who could resist punishing a naughty slave?”
The company has since released a statement of apology to The Advocate.
“As you accurately noted in your article,” Jeff White, the cofounder of Andrew Christian, said in his letter, “our ‘Master’ and ‘Slave’ harnesses and underwear only reference the ‘Master’ and ‘Slave’ terminology of the BDSM culture and has nothing to do with anything else. We sincerely apologize if anyone finds the image of the model offensive and we will replace it immediately.”
At the time of this writing, all ad listings for the Slave Net C-Ring Harness have vanished from the Andrew Christian website, and have yet to be replaced. Advertisements for the “Slave Net Brief w/ Almost Naked” underwear design, which featured the same model of color, have also disappeared from the site.