Looks like Gucci has released its new “WTF were they thinking?” collection
These pale into insignificance in comparison to Gucci’s latest creation, which has been compared to …well, just take a look.
Yes, the ‘Balaclava knit top’ looks like blackface – including that worn by League of Gentlemen character, Papa Lazarou
– so the reactions have been less than desirable, from Gucci’s point of view.
Balaclava knit top by Gucci. Happy Black History Month y’all. pic.twitter.com/HA7sz7xtOQ
— Rashida (@fuckrashida) February 6, 2019
so you mean to tell me that in the process of making this, the person who sketched what the clothing would look like didn’t stop to think…this doesn’t right? this ain’t it? https://t.co/F8ig41D9O9
— bts fancafe (@cocoadiosa) February 6, 2019
Fucking hell. New from Gucci, the "WANNA BUY SOME PEGS, DAVE?" collection. pic.twitter.com/0s9olerWtL
— John Rain (@MrKenShabby) February 7, 2019
You're my wife now! https://t.co/eSweBxrk4S
— The Tears of a Clown (@Modmuffin) February 6, 2019
In a stable door and bolted horse situation, Gucci issued this statement.
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.
— Tariq Nasheed (@tariqnasheed) February 7, 2019
Former magazine editor and model, Vanessa Veasley, had a suggestion.
If you hire more Black people and cultivate an environment where people on all levels of the company feel comfortable to speak up incidents like this will be avoided.
— The GLOWBOSS (@VanessaVeasley) February 7, 2019
H/T: Twitter Moments