A visit to a Manhattan retailer left one New York City lawyer with an unexpected charge on her receipt.
Gothamist reports that a 38-year-old lawyer says that during a recent trip to Loehmann's, underwear that she purchased rung up on her receipt as a racist term. The woman -- who asked to remain unidentified -- purchased a pair of underwear from the store made by Honeydew. But when she looked at her receipt, she found that item was described as "Jungle Bunny Boyshort."
"I found it shockingly offensive, but was even more offended when I noticed that the tag which was attached to the item identified it as 'Jungle Honey,'" she said in an interview with Gothamist. "Therefore, when Loehmann's was entering this particular SKU into their computer system someone must have specifically changed the name."
The highly offensive term for black people was the last thing she expected to see on her receipt.
"When I was checking out I was watching the register display, and when I saw the words come up I was shocked and thought I must have seen it wrong—but when I got home, the receipt said the same thing—and when I reviewed it against the item's manufacturer ticket it reflected it was Loehmann's mistake, not something the manufacturer had put on its tag," she said.
The lawyer says she plans to contact the 92-year-old discount clothing store and hopes that they will catch other wrongly entered items in their inventory. When contacted, Loehmann's did not immediately offer a response to the incident.
Treye Green is a reporter for The International Business Times and a recent graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Green has shot, edited and...