A New York store pulled a t-shirt with a questionable image from its shelves following social media backlash, according to WIVB.
Previously sold by retailer Free Agent at in Niagara Falls, the shirt depicts Mickey Mouse shooting what appears to be heroin in his arm.
The design was brought to the mall’s attention earlier in February 2020 and was subsequently removed from Free Agent’s storefront.
In response to the controversy, Free Agent took to Facebook to defend the shirt.
Claiming that it had been designed by British fashion icon Vivienne Westwood and was intended to shed light on the dangers of drug abuse.
According to its website, Free Agent is “a spy-inspired concept store” .
That prides itself in creating “a shopping and live action experience unknown to the retail market”