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‘It’s not rape’ T-shirt pulled from stores after uproar

Online users circulated an image of the T-shirt, inscribed with the logo: “It’s not rape. It’s a snuggle with a struggle”

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A T-shirt appearing to justify rape has been forcibly withdrawn from a main department store in the Philippines after it triggered angry reactions among social media users.

Online users circulated an image of the T-shirt, inscribed with the logo: “It’s not rape. It’s a snuggle with a struggle,” a report by the Independent said.

The shirt, sold in the boys section at SM Supermalls was deemed offensive by social media users, who not only demanded its withdrawal, but called for a public apology from the mall’s administration.

“SM needs to not only pull this shirt, they need to issue a very public apology to rape victims everywhere, and make a costly monetary donation to crisis centers that help rape victims,” said Facebook user Celine Ulgado.

Twitter user Edward Ramirez said: “I just saw the ‘It’s not rape, it’s snuggle with a struggle’ T-shirt. Disgusted to say the least.”