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Fake ‘Abercrombie & Fitch’ Pants With Racist Name Cause Stir

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A screengrab of the former "abercrombie-and-fitchoutlet.com" selling an offensively named product. CBSNewYork has edited the image to eliminate the offensive language. (credit: CBSNewYork)

A screengrab of the former “abercrombie-and-fitchoutlet.com” selling an offensively named product. CBSNewYork has edited the image to eliminate the offensive language. (credit: CBSNewYork)

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork)Abercrombie & Fitch has a massive store on 56th and Fifth that shoppers in our area – and from out of town – flock to.

Those looking for their products online, however, risked running afoul of a bogus “knock-off” site that purported selling a product with a shocking name.

A site called “abercrombie-and-fitchoutlet.com” – which has since been taken down – was selling “N—– Brown Pants.”

The outrageously named product took the web by storm, spreading virally.

The real Abercrombie & Fitch, no stranger to controversial ad campaigns, reacted swiftly when it became aware of the knockoff.

“The website, ‘www.abercrombie-and-fitchoutlet.com’ and other sites that have picked up this same image are in no way affiliated with Abercrombie & Fitch and in any event, we do not condone racist language. These are counterfeit websites and we have or will be initiating legal proceedings to shut them down,” an A&F spokesperson said.

What do you make of the fake site and product? Sound off in our comments section below. 

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