A pedestrian walks past the closed GAP flagship store on August 18, 2020 in San Francisco, California.
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The retailer later removed the photo, causing outrage on social media. Some Twitter users called the post “ugly” and “badly timed”. It has been viewed more than 800,000 times.
The headline of the half-blue, half-red hoodie animation was: “The only thing we know is that we can move forward together.” When playing the animated image, the sweatshirt was displayed with a zip.
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A spokeswoman for Gap told CNBC in an email: “The intent of our social media post wearing a red and blue hoodie was to demonstrate the power of unity. It was simply too early for this news. We remain optimistic that our country will come together to promote positive change for all. “
Model and food blogger Chrissy Teigen responded to the now-deleted tweet: “Yes, we can only walk sideways depending on the city we’re in.”
Other Twitter users also interfered.
Some in defense of Gap.
The viral mail is likely to encourage other companies to be careful with their news this week, and many Americans remain nervous about the election for the weeks that follow.
The pending results mean there are probably more Consumers distracted from shopping While waiting for the election results, analysts and industry experts tell CNBC. Retailers prefer to focus on giving away gifts and decorating their homes with Christmas decorations, as they do during the winter holidays.