St. Patrick's Day t-shirt left out six counties

J. Crew, an American retail chain, has been forced to apologize after selling a St. Patrick’s Day t-shirt that features a map of Ireland without the six Northern counties.

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The fashion retailer came under fire on Twitter after Francis X. Kennedy shared a snap of the shirt, slamming its design as “offensive and bordering on obnoxious.”

Hey, @jcrew, it's great that you're doing an Irish t-shirt for St Patrick’s Day, but this is offensive, bordering on obnoxious, for a couple of reasons. I'll let you figure it out for yourselves, but showing the design to any Irish person would have helped.  pic.twitter.com/goAieDEawP

— Francis X Kennedy (@FXKennedy) February 17, 2019

Kennedy’s tweet has since garnered more than 1,800 likes, as well as a slew of responses.

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Aside from the omission of Northern Ireland, many people also took issue with the shirt’s design that featured “beer,” “more beer,” and for some reason, a large depiction of a windmill, something which Ireland is not particularly known for.

Do you know where Slemish is @jcrew ? Or what it is? Have you heard of Downpatrick? Your eviscerated map has left out the places St. Patrick lived, where he died and was buried. #Worsethantheweather https://t.co/CAhiNBVD1F

— Andrea Catherwood (@acatherwoodnews) February 18, 2019

@jcrew you may have unwittingly limited your target sales market. #ireland #BREXIT pic.twitter.com/4Pzbitn5BK

— Irene Winters (@IreneWinters) February 19, 2019

Perhaps our newly-acquired windmills blew Northern Ireland off the map...? #beerandmorebeer #jcrew pic.twitter.com/ylofjhfAEX

— Anna Yarbrough (@AnnaRYarbrough) February 18, 2019

@jcrew What the hell is this? You've forgotten a bit of the place. Fix it, or stop selling it. Morons. pic.twitter.com/sJaVzgbKbd

— Ciarán McGuigan  (@CiaranGuigan) February 18, 2019

One person commented on the shirt on J. Crew's website before it was pulled from rotation: “Where’s Ulster? And apparently, the Republic is populated by alcoholics. Shameful!”

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The Irish Post reports that J. Crew has since shared a statement apologizing for the shirt and saying that it’s no longer for sale.

"This product has been removed from sale and we regret any unintended offense it may have caused," a spokesman for the retailer said.

What do you make of the shirt? Let us know in the comments section, below. 

J. Crew has been forced to apologize after selling this St. Patrick's Day t-shirt@FXKennedy, Twitter