Gap Says Sorry For “Erroneous” T-Shirt Design Featuring Map Of China

Gap Says Sorry For “Erroneous” T-Shirt Design Featuring Map Of China
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It seems the design team at Gap might need to brush up on their geography, after the clothing retailer causing social media outrage for selling T-shirts emblazoned with a map of China that left out territories claimed by the country.

A number of angry people took to Chinese social media to slam Gap after photos emerged online of the T-shirts being sold in Canada with no sign of South Tibet, Taiwan and the South China Sea on the map.

Gap's China shirt [1]

Gap subsequently apologised for the “erroneous” design of China’s map on the T-shirts and has vowed to carry out “more rigorous reviews” in the future.

“We are truly sorry about this unintentional mistake,” the company said in a post on Chinese social networking platform Weibo.

Gap said it has also recalled the T-shirts and destroyed them.

 

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