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Gucci Apologizes And Removes Sweater Following 'Blackface' Backlash

Gucci Apologizes And Removes Sweater Following 'Blackface' Backlash

Gucci Apologizes And Removes Sweater Following 'Blackface' Backlash 1

https://www.npr.org/2019/02/07/692314950/gucci-apologizes-and-removes-sweater-following-blackface-backlash

Luxury brand Gucci has removed a sweater from store shelves and from its web site following complaints about the garment’s resemblance to blackface.

The black sweater, featuring a roll-up collar that covers the lower face with a wide red lip outline around the mouth, was part of Gucci’s Fall Winter 2018 line.

“Gucci deeply apologizes for the offense caused by the wool balaclava jumper,” the company said in a statement late Wednesday. “We consider diversity to be a fundamental value to be fully upheld, respected, and at the forefront of every decision we make.”

(via NPR)

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