Andrew Christian Called on Ad Pic of Model of Color Wearing 'Slave Harness'

Sunday November 15, 2020

The pic used to promote the "Slave Net C-Ring Harness" on the Andrew Christian website that featured a model of color
The pic used to promote the "Slave Net C-Ring Harness" on the Andrew Christian website that featured a model of color   (Source:Andrew Christian)

Andrew Christian pulled a promotional photo for its "slave harness" after it was reported it was worn a model of color in a website ad.

Designer harnesses of this type became popular after skater Andrew Rippon wore won to the Oscars in 2018, reports Queerty. Popular underwear brand Andrew Christian decided to capitalize on the design with their "Slave Net C-Ring Harness," but somehow didn't realize the implications when they posted an ad featuring a model of color wearing it on their site.

"When you climb into our brand new Slave C-Ring Harness," the Andrew Christian website advertised, "you're stepping into your role as the submissive slave that you are. Let him know that you're here to please in this flattering cut and hot strappy design. Because when you're wearing this, who could resist punishing a naughty slave?"

The pic was first reported by The Advocate when it was flagged by a reader.

On Monday he complained to AndrewChristian.com. "It's actually tasteless," he wrote in a customer complaint. "I can't understand why you would put a person of color in an outfit that says the word slave."

On Tuesday a rep for the company got back to him saying they were passing on to their production team for review.

The model was also seen modeling a related underwear design, called "Slave Net Brief w/ Almost Naked." Both the pages containing the offending pics have been removed from AndrewChristian website.

Jeff White, the company's co-founder, sent a statement to The Advocate saying that the offending products are no longer available for purchase on the site.

"As you accurately noted in your article our 'Master' and 'Slave' harnesses and underwear only reference the 'Master' and 'Slave' terminology of the BDSM culture and has nothing to do with anything else. We sincerely apologize if anyone finds the image of the model offensive and we will replace it immediately."

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