Its only six days into Black History Month and it’s seems as they they couldnt wait for the disrepect.
Gucci has joined the racist bandwagon for a blackface-inspired sweater.
The fashion house has apologized for selling the black balaclava knit top from the Fall Winter 2018 season. It currently sells for $890 on sites like Spring and features a cut-out at the mouth that is outlined in hred.
Here’s how the sweater is described on the website:
‘Inspired by vintage ski masks, multicolored knitted balaclavas walked the runway, adding a mysterious feel to this collection. This knit top combines the accessory with the ready-to-wear collection.’
Anyone with eyes can see that the sweater is reminiscent of racist caricatures with overtly drawn red lips.
Gucci’s apology below:
Gucci deeply apologizes for the offense caused by the wool balaclava jumper.
We consider diversity to be a fundamental value to be fully upheld, respected, and at the forefront of every decision we make.
Full statement below. pic.twitter.com/P2iXL9uOhs
— gucci (@gucci) February 7, 2019
Who even created it or thought it was fly! Who would want to walk around in this mess anyway. Are we adding Gucci to the boycott list or naw?