Google has apologized to women who were upset by a new line of pink office supplies.
The company issued an apology to employees in a statement posted Wednesday.
“We’re deeply sorry for the discomfort we caused our valued employees by the products we sold to them,” a Google spokesperson said.
“As we explained in our statement, we didn’t intend to offend, nor did we intend to mislead.”
The apology came after the New York Times published an investigation that found Google is using pink products for its employees.
The Times reported that Google employees were upset with the pink items because they were supposed to wear them on dates with men.
“There’s a reason I got into this business,” one employee said, according to the Times.
“I like to be able to wear a pink bow tie.”
Google was also criticized for using pink on its homepages.
The CEO of Google, Sundar Pichai, said that his company’s design team was working on a plan to improve its pink products.
“The pink, blue, and purple colors are part of Google’s brand,” Pichakai said in the statement.
“They’re part of our history, and part of the company’s DNA.”