Gucci Apologizes for ‘Blackface’ Turtleneck

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Post by phildidge on Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:52 am

Gucci Apologizes for ‘Blackface’ Turtleneck Gucci_ciomsg

Gucci has apologized for selling a sweater after people pointed out that its design looked like blackface. The top, which has now been pulled from the fashion house’s online and physical stores, is a black turtleneck that can be pulled up over the bottom half of the face to reveal oversize red lips. In a tweet sent late Tuesday, the company said it “deeply apologizes for the offense caused by the wool balaclava jumper,” and added: “We are fully committed to increasing diversity throughout our organization and turning this incident into a powerful learning moment for the Gucci team and beyond.” Film producer and media personality Tariq Nasheed said the apology wasn’t good enough, writing: “So Gucci puts out a sweater that looks like blackface... On Black History Month... And then issues an apology because they didn’t know that blackface images are racist.”

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Is it just me, thinking this looks like the kind of clothes (minus the lips) what an extremist Antifa would wear?

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