MIT Media Labs apologizes for sexist wristbands at SXSW party

The director of the lab cast blame for the incident, which drew major flak on social media, on the venue that held the event.

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But the prize for PR gaffes might go to MIT Media Labs.

According to The Huffington Post, the Media Lab was slammed for sexist wristbands distributed during a party it held Saturday in Austin. The wristbands contained phrases such as, “That’s a nice dress. It would look great on my floor.” and “Do you wash your clothes with Windex? ‘Cause I can see myself in your pants.”

Brooklyn-based journalist Amy S. Choi, who attended SWSW this year, tweeted a picture of the wristbands:

Oh man, MIT, way to embarrass yourself. MT @originalspin: Whaaat. Wristbands from MIT Media Lab’s #sxsw party.…

— Amy S. Choi (@awesomechoi) March 10, 2013

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