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Reebok Pulls ‘Cheat On Your Girlfriend’ Ad

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DAVID HECKER/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — A controversial ad posted at Reebok gyms in Germany has been taken down after it went viral, causing thousands of angry girlfriends to complain.

“Cheat on your girlfriend, not on your workout,” the advertisement, which was only posted at Reebok’s partner gyms in Germany, said.

The founder of Cheaterville.com, a site that names and shames cheaters, fired off an angry letter to Reebok, calling the ad “disrespectful.”

“This form of advertising shows a dishonest and disrespectful attitude towards women and your company should be ashamed to have even placed this ad in various places thinking it would be perceived in any other way,” founder James McGibney wrote in a letter obtained by Radar Online.

Reebok reportedly said it regretted that some “offensive” materials were printed and stressed that it was not part of a global campaign.

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

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