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08 Feb 2019, 8:00 pm

Gucci apologizes after social media users say sweater resembles blackface

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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.

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.


Me thinks this was deliberately done to create outrage because bad publicity is better then no publicity.

EXCLUSIVE ‘The View’ Standing ‘100% Behind’ Joy Behar Amid Blackface Scandal
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Joy Behar admitted during a taping of The View in 2016 to dressing as a “beautiful African women” at a Halloween party when she was 29 which involved makeup “that was a little bit darker than my skin”

The show even ran an image of the old photo

The View will stand “100% behind” Joy Behar after she came under fire for a recently resurfaced clip of the co-host discussing her blackface Halloween costume, RadarOnline.com exclusively learned.

Despite public backlash, sources revealed to Radar that the network “all knew about this, and assumed it would resurface with the current debate in the country.”

Rather than kick Behar to the curb, the show will attempt to try to use the scandal as a “teaching moment.”

“Joy isn’t going to hide or pretend it isn’t her,” said the show insider. “Everyone who knows her, knows she’s not a racist.”

Behar, 76, has yet to apologize since the controversial video hit the web this week, but the informant revealed to Radar exclusively “the cast will address the issue and move on.”

As Radar readers know, the clip in question shows an on-air discussion from 2016 in which Behar talks about a Halloween when she was 29 and dressed up “as a beautiful African woman.”

“Joy, are you black?” asked co-host Raven-Symoné as the show screen displays a throwback photo of Behar looking tan with brunette hair.

“I was so cute,” Behar responded, avoiding the question.

“Joy … are you my auntie, Joy?” Raven Symoné, 33, insisted. “Did you have tanning lotion on, Joy?”

Uncomfortable, Behar admitted she was wearing makeup “that was a little bit darker than my skin.”

“Yeah, you’re not black,” replied Raven Symoné.


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09 Feb 2019, 3:48 am

...Sho' nuff, Mr. Interlocutor!! !! !! !! !! !! !! !! !! !! !! ! :lol: :P


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09 Feb 2019, 3:18 pm

ASPartOfMe wrote:
Gucci apologizes after social media users say sweater resembles blackface
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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.

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.


Me thinks this was deliberately done to create outrage because bad publicity is better then no publicity.


It's worse than blackface , it's vitiligo blackface.


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09 Feb 2019, 5:23 pm

Publicity stunt to get free advertising....I notice when this happened Gucci had coincidentally placed billboards all over Melbourne....



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10 Feb 2019, 7:02 pm

Not blackface, but here in Spokane, a photo from the prestigious Gonzaga Prep school from 1968 has surfaced of the graduating class dressed in KKK robes!


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11 Feb 2019, 12:40 am

Amusing to read in a statement Friday, Gonzaga Prep said it had scrubbed the KKK photo from all copies of the 1968 yearbook held in the campus library and archives.

It took them 50 years to notice!!



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11 Feb 2019, 12:48 am

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Amusing to read in a statement Friday, Gonzaga Prep said it had scrubbed the KKK photo from all copies of the 1968 yearbook held in the campus library and archives.

It took them 50 years to notice!!


Kinda hard to miss, if you ask me. Then again, no one is asking me.


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11 Feb 2019, 7:52 am

...I don't think " book-burning " (so to speak) is a good idea.


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11 Feb 2019, 8:04 pm

SaveFerris wrote:
ASPartOfMe wrote:
Gucci apologizes after social media users say sweater resembles blackface
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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.

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.


Me thinks this was deliberately done to create outrage because bad publicity is better then no publicity.


It's worse than blackface , it's vitiligo blackface.


What about re-vitiligo? The opposite of what Michael Jackson had.


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