MANILA, Philippines—Bench Clothing issued a public apology Tuesday on its Facebook page for “offensive elements” shown during its fashion show entitled “The Naked Truth” last September 20.
“We will take all these concerns seriously and will serve as a lesson learned when we plan our next show,” Bench said.
The clothing company also maintained that they shall “continue to uphold the dignity of women.”
The show earned the ire of netizens when a scene during the show depicted actor Coco Martin pulling a female model on a leash.
Gabriela Women’s partylist group in a statement slammed the particular scene as “a disturbing throwback to concepts of enslaving and subjugating women to male fantasies.”
Gabriela plans to file a resolution in the House of Representatives on the incident and a t-shirt allegedly promoting rape which was sold by a shopping mall chain.
Gabriela to file House resolution vs ‘anti-women’ T-shirt