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Gucci faced backlash when they released a balaclava sweater that many people agree, resembles blackface. Gucci confirmed that the item has been removed from online and physical stores, adding that the incident was a “powerful learning moment” for the company.
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
Gucci apologizes for a wool sweater after complaints it resembled blackface makeup and says the item had been pulled from its online and physical stores. https://t.co/bo0FsEZoSi
— The Associated Press (@AP) February 7, 2019
Written by Clarke Jones