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 1 week ago '06        #1
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LYTE 156 heat pts156
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Gucci blackface or nah???
 

 
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(CNN) Gucci has apologized and discontinued selling a sweater that social media users said resembles blackface because of its design.

In a Twitter post Wednesday, the Italian luxury brand said it "deeply apologizes for the offense caused by the wool balaclava jumper."

The top, which is no longer on the company's website, is a black turtleneck sweater that pulls up over the bottom half of the face with a cut out and oversized red lips around the mouth.

"We can confirm that the item has been immediately removed from our online store and all physical stores," Gucci said in a statement on Wednesday. "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."

The sweater had been slammed on social media, with Twitter users saying it resembled blackface and expressing emotions ranging from exasperation to outrage.

"Today Gucci released their Balaclava Knit Top. Sigh. Really Gucci? Really?" Keisha Ka'oir tweeted.

Michael Bonner tweeted his frustration at the constant depiction of racist imagery in the news recently.

"One day I am going to deliver a prolific dissertation on how it feels to live in a continuous cycle of disrespect as a black man," he said. "Gigantic brands like @Gucci create offensive "fashion", quickly apologize, and then state, 'We did not know." I don't care. This is unacceptable."

One user noted that the controversy was taking place during Black History Month and expressed skepticism that it would stop people from buying the brand.

This is not the first time a fashion brand has been accused of using such imagery. Last year, luxury fashion house Prada said it withdrew products after some items displayed in a Manhattan storefront were seen as depicting blackface imagery. The products, part of Prada's Pradamalia line, were pulled after images surfaced of some merchandise depicting monkey-like figures with black faces and large red lips.

The latest controversy also comes as Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is facing criticism and calls to resign because of a photograph on his page in his medical school's yearbook showing one person in blackface and another in a Ku Klux Klan robe and hood

Northam initially apologized for the photo, saying he was in it, without specifying which person he was. He later denied he was in the yearbook photo but admitted he had once dressed in blackface during a dance contest in San Antonio.

Northam met Wednesday with Southern Christian Leadership Conference President Dr. Charles Steele Jr. and Dr. Bernard LaFayette, chairman of the SCLC board, two well-known black leaders from a group once led by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The meeting was an effort to better understand how he can move past the scandal that has engulfed his office, an adviser to the Democrat tells CNN

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44 comments for "Gucci blackface or nah???"

 1 week ago '15        #2
Teddy KGB 39 heat pts39
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 1 week ago '04        #3
torious 81 heat pts81
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Heard about this on Sway this morning

A grand smh
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 1 week ago '14        #4
yungpizzle82 1 heat pts
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Those European brands know what they be doing. They literally trolling black folks who are their top buying demo. sh*t is hilariously sad.

Basically calling us ******s while taking our money. And making these sus clothes emasculating men. All while showing what they REALLY think about us.

That's why I always found it so counterproductive to be extra brand clingy. Most of them don't even want to admit we buy they stuff more than anybody cuz they don't really want us wearing it but we so fu*king stupid/thirsty to buy back our 40 acres they got no choice but to take the $$$/make a few extra ******ish styles for the "rap" crowd smh...
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 1 week ago '04        #5
Ace2125 28 heat pts28
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Ironic they did this on BHM. fu*king scumbags
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 1 week ago '11        #6
slimfrom85th 42 heat pts42
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I'll never buy from them again..
And before anyone says it I will
I kno it wont hurt them one bit but i will feel better about myself..
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 1 week ago '16        #7
Quinn 8 heat pts
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 Ace2125 said
Ironic they did this on BHM. fu*king scumbags
this, it was a complete slap in the face

 1 week ago '16        #8
Funke 1 heat pts
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This and not one #BoycottGucci by any of these rappers.

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Top 10 most propped recently  1 week ago '17        #9
Mr Scaramucci 909 heat pts909
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 slimfrom85th said
I'll never buy from them again..
And before anyone says it I will
I kno it wont hurt them one bit but i will feel better about myself..
Because it's so hard not to buy from them..
It's not like the Exxon or your local cable company with the only game in town.
The fact that you boasting about being a Gucci customer means you'll buy from them again pretty soon to impress the little white girl you chasing after.

You hoe a*s n*gga
Pull up so I can smack the sh*t out of you in person with your own Gucci belt.
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 1 week ago '15        #10
Mystic 170 heat pts170
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Not blakcface, people complaining as usual
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 1 week ago '13        #11
J Thrilla 1 heat pts
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Same sh*t. Different year.

[pic - click to view]

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 1 week ago '04        #12
Ace2125 28 heat pts28
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 Mr Scaramucci said
Because it's so hard not to buy from them..
It's not like the Exxon or your local cable company with the only game in town.
The fact that you boasting about being a Gucci customer means you'll buy from them again pretty soon to impress the little white girl you chasing after.

You hoe a*s n*gga
Pull up so I can smack the sh*t out of you in person with your own Gucci belt.
 Mystic said
Not blakcface, people complaining as usual
Goofy a*s n*ggas
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Top 10 most propped recently  1 week ago '17        #13
Mr Scaramucci 909 heat pts909
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 Ace2125 said
Goofy a*s n*ggas
I hope you got health care n*gga with that big mouth of yours
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 1 week ago '06        #14
yumflip 4 heat pts
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If n*ggas wasn't so overly invested in these labels, this wouldn't matter. It's a lame @ss idea for an article of clothing. NOBODY w/a pinch of taste would wear it. But n*ggas give this gas, so they keep poking. That's why n*ggas should support Canal St. $hit. That's the ONLY way to win. Bootleg these n*ggas out the game.
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 1 week ago '04        #15
biscuit 126 heat pts126
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It's trolling.

They know controversy gets their name mentioned and more mentions means more clout which even after apologies, will mean more sales.

Even racist trolling is still trolling and keeps the name out there.

fu*k em tho.
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 1 week ago '15        #16
Mystic 170 heat pts170
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 Ace2125 said
Goofy a*s n*ggas
How?

 1 week ago '04        #17
LordBlanco|M 53 heat pts53
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Was black the only color it came in? Say it was white, would anyone even think of "blackface"? If black was the only color it came in then they definitely knew what they were doing....

or maybe not, maybe the internet is filled with a bunch of whiney c*nts who complain and cry about everything, which it is....

Ppl will still continue to buy Gucci, etc because of the name and a persons insecurity manifesting in overpriced clothing, regardles of how stupid, ugly, and racist it is...... LOOK AT THE TAG DOE
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 1 week ago '18        #18
Bsbrecords 41 heat pts41
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You don't like you don't buy. Sick of you n*ggas crying over fashion. If someone wants to walk around with a baboons a*s on their face then so be it.
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 1 week ago '15        #19
KING SOULJA 37 heat pts37
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Fuk off
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 1 week ago '18        #20
yunhsus 18 heat pts18
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i swear you bi*ch a*s n*gga look for sh*t to complain about everyday, blackface? it's a sweater that covers half the face with a red outline. There's something called context, learn to apply it and stop being emotional like a bunch of women. Single mother raised n*ggas, too bad it's discontinued, would have bought that sh*t just to p*ss you bi*ch a*s n*ggas off.
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 1 week ago '04        #21
CentsCuZ 20 heat pts20
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Was $890 before they pulled them
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 1 week ago '12        #22
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 yungpizzle82 said
Those European brands know what they be doing. They literally trolling black folks who are their top buying demo. sh*t is hilariously sad.

Basically calling us ******s while taking our money. And making these sus clothes emasculating men. All while showing what they REALLY think about us.

That's why I always found it so counterproductive to be extra brand clingy. Most of them don't even want to admit we buy they stuff more than anybody cuz they don't really want us wearing it but we so fu*king stupid/thirsty to buy back our 40 acres they got no choice but to take the $$$/make a few extra ******ish styles for the "rap" crowd smh...
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 1 week ago '06        #23
KornerBoy 
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Gucci

 1 week ago '16        #24
realpatek 175 heat pts175
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Gucci?!

 1 week ago '05        #25
precys 91 heat pts91
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If you think they didn't know what they was doing or you defending this lmfaooooo I don't even know what to say anymore lmfaooo


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