Gucci has made the decision to stop selling a sweater that resembles blackface. The black turtleneck which is designed to pull up and cover the face with a red lip outline. The best part this sweater was priced at $890 before backlash caused Gucci to pull it from stores and online. In a statement, Gucci apologized for “the offense caused.” They also said, “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.” Yet Gucci wasn’t the only big brand that created an offensive product in order to honor Black history month. Adidas also had to pull their item recently, after a ton of backlash came in over an all white shoe they released to honor black history month. You would think these companies have someone helping with PR to tell them this was a bad idea. You can see both items below.
Source: CNN via Twitter