Friday, October 25, 2013

Jay Z Under Pressure to Sever Ties with Barneys


Back in July Jay Z partnered with high end department store Barneys for a huge Christmas campaign [click here if you missed that].

Now, after two Black shoppers were racially profiled and unlawfully detained after making legitimate purchases, fans are pressuring Jay Z to cut ties with the fashion retailer...

From The NY Post
Fans are targeting Jay Z for continuing to endorse Barneys after the store was accused of racially profiling two young black shoppers.
Brooklyn dad Derick Bowers has set up an online petition to boycott the Upper East Side fashion emporium and pressure the hip-hop mogul to end his collaboration with it for allegedly making false complaints against Trayon Christian and Kayla Phillips.
“Jay Z should be appalled by Barneys’ actions,” Bowers wrote in the petition on Change.org. “Without his vast wealth and brand power, they would see him the same as they see Trayon Christian.”
Jay Z is collaborating with the store on a collection called “A New York Holiday.” His rep did not respond to calls for comment.
19 year-old Trayon Christian was hand cuffed and taken to a police station for questioning after purchasing a $350 Feragamo belt and 21-year-old Kayla Phillips was swarmed by four plain clothes officers and aggressively questioned after she purchased a $2,500 CĂ©line handbag.

Both were released with no charges being filed. 

84 comments:

Anonymous said...

Do the right thing Hov.

Anonymous said...

He should put out a statement but cut ties? Hell no. Half of the ppl asking for this protest don't even know what Barneys is.

Anonymous said...

Stores racially profile everyday tho. Yall might as well not shop anywhere if that's the case.

Anonymous said...

Yup. This case has gotten nationwide attention. Shopping While Black ain't nothing new. This is what Kanye West is talking about in his song 'New Slaves' watch and see how Jay Z handles this sh*t - like the new slave that he is. There will be no severing of ties. Him and his wife live and die for corporate branding and sponsors - they are absolutely the new slaves. This opportunity for Jay to stand up and lean on his principles (ha! A joke) will pass by and all of the sh*t that Harry Belafonte said about him and his wife will all come into fruition.

I will be watching as this story unfolds but will be keeping my expectations very low. Celebrities in this era have no sense of social responsibility.

Anonymous said...

This n*cca don't care about you n*ggas! LMAO If he severs ties, then it will be a freakin' phenomenon. As long as his black a** is recognized when he goes into the store and not get hassled, that's all he cares about. You think he gives two sh*ts about us regular folk?

*in my Ed Lover's voice*

Come 'on SON!

Anonymous said...

@10:51AM: I like you.....:-)

Anonymous said...

Jay Z did call out the champagne 'Cristal' for being racist years ago, but I don't think he was getting paid by the label at that time. Now the stakes are much higher because he's getting paid and he has reached this 'legendary' status in hip hop. I don't see him standing up for sh*t. He likes to talk a good game about being from the hood, but he had lost touch with the Trayons and Kieshas

Anonymous said...

So @10:48 and 10:49, we should just shrug our shoulders and accept it? That's the problem with so many people today. Too much complacency.

Niyabinghi Warrior said...

Damn I didn't even know we had Barney's here is the US, I thought that shit was in England, oh well niggas and their label whoring ways. I shop mostly at goodwill in the yt folks area, the black area their shit be raggedly as hell. they don't profile you at the good will, besides which yt is brave enough to walk up to a sistah with long ass dreadlocks at her ass, rocking big ass eyes of Het Herus and snakes going up her hands and big ass occult rings with skull necklace. nope monkey know which tree to climb. I be done threw roots on that store.

Anonymous said...

@10:49AM..... to be racially profiled while shopping is one thing, but to have the police department called (not store security) and be detained is bit much.

Anonymous said...

Whichever he chooses to do will definitely show his true colors!

Anonymous said...

Why does Jay-Z have to cut ties with Barney's because two Black people were profiled while shopping at said store? If one of you worked for JP Morgan Chase and found out that the bank was ripping off Black and Brown customers via mortgage loans, would you 'sever ties' and quit your job? Hell no.

Racism will ALWAYS be; always. Black people are always fake-activists and fake-protesting some shit that either has a celebrity or notoriety attached to it. Y'all want to put pressure on Jay to end his relationship with Barney's, but y'all won't dare go to Washington DC and put pressure on the President and his administration to create jobs, economic growth, better health care coverage, and new textbooks and supplies for inner city schools. With Black people, it's ALWAYS about materialism. Stop being pressed to buy these designer brands who don't give a damn about your Black ass.

Ms. Lee said...

It's not necessarily Jay-Z's responsibility to end his professional relationship with Barney's, first and foremost. While some feel as though this would be admirable on his part, I personally don't feel as though he has to. We all have ties to various companies, products, and people who have backgrounds in institutional racism and discrimination--directly and indirectly.

Bee Gee said...

Shawn is not about to bite one of the corporate hands that feeds him.

On another note, I wish brothas and sistas would stop buying severely overpriced bullshit to own a NAMETAG. We can do better than that.

Anonymous said...

10:49 is telling the truth tho, i work in retail, its full of idiots, it happens at places like macy's and they have black people all over their shit, but they are still racist. let jayz make his money, he is not responsible for everyon'es actions, just like every employee at barney's is not racist either. why are they even mentioning jayz? he cant do anything, they need to talk about what barney's needs to do to change not jay z.

Anonymous said...

black people profile too, you just don't detain, you stare at eople when they are a different race, and come into your establishments, if you get really bad black people they will snicker and laugh and cause problems with the other person.

Ms. Lee said...

Bee Gee---

That's exactly what I was thinking. Granted, there's nothing wrong with liking and purchasing nice things, but I think that some of us indulge a bit too much to the point where it (materialism and consumerism) interferes with our necessary priorities. But on the flip side, today's rap music glorifies the gluttony of diamonds, gold, Maybachs, mansions, VVS stones, Audemar Piguet watches, Louis Vuitton, Christian Louboutin, Gucci, Hermes, Celine bags, etc. Our people, many of them, are constantly seeking these items in exchange for social status and sadly, self esteem. On another flip side, the young Black guy who purchased the belt had every right to buy it with his hard-earned money...but Juelz Santana was seen wearing the same belt and that's why the young man wanted it. We spend too much money and time making these designers and corporations rich. The companies create these over-priced items and they employ celebrities (who gets these same items for free) to persuade the general (and broke) public to buy them. It's just a cycle of imbalanced consumerism.

Tippie Toes said...

He hear you he won't listen tho!

Tippie Toes said...

BeeGee and Ms. Lee I hear you both but I have to respectfully disagree with you. Trayon saved his hard earned money to buy that expensive belt and yes he could have used his finances smarter but this kid did the right thing he saved his money and purchased what he wanted - that should be recognized as hard work that he rewarded himself for and not just black folks spend money on ridiculous things because a lot of folks spend money on ridiculous things - especially some of these black celebs. I'm not saying you are disputing anything but I just wanted to present another side of folks spending recklessly.

Moonrise said...

Ok obviously this should not have happened.........but in all honesty neither one of them the obese nurse who used her tax return check, or the poor, black broke college student did not have any business inside of Barneys. If you are not gainfully employed and making AT LEAST 100k gross, 70k net you have no business shopping at Barneys.....get your money up first, stop fronting to impress those who could care less, stop living beyond your means......how you spending 2k on a purse but not a homeowner, how are you spending 400 on a belt buckle, but do not own a decent suit as a young male, or have yet to pay your tuition for the semester....this is what happens when you step out of bounds.# itslevelstothisshit

Anonymous said...

That kid had every right to buy what the f*ck he wanted with his money! Just because he wanted a high-end belt, he's worshipping high fashion?? STFU! Its so like black people to deter from the point - that Barneys of NY is racist FUCK BARNEYS!!!

Anonymous said...

This ho Tippie tried to come for King Bee Gee and Queen Ms Lee
*grabs popcorn and a Faygo*

Mr. ChiTown said...

Jay Z is the reason those niggas was in there buying that expensive ass bullshit in the 1st place. Trying to keep up with the bullshit he raps about. Lost souls. Poor things. I hope those fancy name brand things bring you great comfort when the rapture comes and we're living off of Mother Earth.

I'm being a bit of a hypocrite because I have names on my tags too. I can't afford to get them as soon as they come out, but when the new shit comes out and this shit I wear is considered "last season", I can find it at a decent ticket price in somebody's clearance aisle; but hey, if you got it like that for $300 belts and $2500 purses, do you!! We all see you with your fancy bag and I'm not impressed to be honest.

Back to Jay-Z - I agree with those who say he should cut ties. He's partnering with a group that incorrectly, racially profiles the very people he claims to be (urban, hood, etc.).

He profits off of our dollars spent, so that makes him socially responsible.

You can't compare it to someone working at JP Morgan, only to find out that JP Morgan is ripping off folks with bad mortgage loans. Black people aren't paying anything to that JP Morgan employee, so he/she isn't held socially responsible. They would need to decide for themselves if that's a company they want to work for.

Jay Z will not sever ties with these devils because he profits from the relationship. He doesn't care about how 2 random niggas got treated in that store.

He might even go as far as to issue a statement saying that he's severing ties, but it'll be a lie. He knows the kind of paper Barney's brings in and he wants his share.

He's already a SELLOUT, so I'd be surprised to hear that he's severed ties as a result of those shoppers treatment, and after I heard it, I'd think he was lying.

Anonymous said...

Jay Z is a COON, he doesn't give a fuck about black people. He named himself Jigga as in Jigga Boo which is a racial slur. Yes, we need to boycott Barneys and Jay Zs nasty ass.

Anonymous said...

Black people are the brokest, but stay buying shit that will NEVER help them advance in life. Yeah, the kid can buy whatever he wants to, we all can, but to those of you in here mad, how many of you have a savings account with at least 5 stacks? Do your kids have tuition funds set up? Didn't think so. Y'all niggas keep Michael Jordan and his great grand children rich and you send Korean/Vietnamese kids to college by way of weaves and fake nails. Stay yall broke asses out of other peoples' businesses.

Anonymous said...

Jay-Z cutting ties will do nothing to combat the racial profiling going on in this and other stores. What needs to happen is he get in there and bring Roca Wear, BBC, Deron and some other black designers in there. Shit get Puma from Black Ink clothing line in there too and flood those stores with Black faces. He and any other black designer not going to Barney's keeps it White only. It's 2013/2014 and ain't nobody got time for White only establishments.

Anonymous said...

You people in here passing judgement on what they bought and how are fucking stupid. Have several seats.

Anonymous said...

how you spending 2k on a purse but not a homeowner, how are you spending 400 on a belt buckle, but do not own a decent suit as a young male, or have yet to pay your tuition for the semester..
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Nigga Sh*t. That's how. And these rappers are the biggest n*ggas - peddling materialism to the young, broke and unemployed.

@Ms. Lee
Usually you come off as a pompous kiss a$$ ESPECIALLY when it comes to Jay Z and Beyoncé, but I do have to agree with your second statement. Not the first one, though, because I do think that Jay Z should be held responsible for his ties to this company and HELL YES he should be feeling the pressure and heat. As much as you like to compare regular folks to celebrities, we are NOT EQUAL. We have different tax brackets, different political systems, different social responsibilities. This is a great way for him to stand up and use his platform for good or at least start a dialogue on a national level. Unfortunately, he will probably squander it. I don't look for celebrities to do anything for me since they are all motivated by money, but this could be a good look for GROWN MAN, FATHER OF A LITTLE BLACK GIRL Jay Z. Not the materialistic, drug dealing Jay. Again, this is probably too much to ask and/or expect from someone like him.

Anonymous said...

This nigga brags about selling drugs. Do u honestly think he has the moral fiber to boycott because of racism?! He killed his own race! Come on people! Back to reality...

Anonymous said...

Jay Z is a coward, but its our fault... we allowed him to brag about selling drugs to our people, go around the world singing N's in Paris, etc. How can black people support him after this? He has made a stand against us!!! He brags about him and his wife having so much money, then why not buy yourself out the contract or allow them to take legal action? That shows he was fake marching for Trayvon.

Anonymous said...

That kid had every right to buy what the f*ck he wanted with his money! Just because he wanted a high-end belt, he's worshipping high fashion?? STFU! Its so like black people to deter from the point - that Barneys of NY is racist FUCK BARNEYS!!!

Ms. Lee said...

12:07---

I come off as a pompous Jay-Z/Beyonce ass-kisser simply because I opt to not lace every post of theirs with vulgarity, profanity, and hate? Great.

Be well. Peace.

Anonymous said...

Co-sign Ms Lee.

Anonymous said...

each person will make up their own mind whether to shop at barney's, based on their values. i have chosen to stop shopping there and and to stop visiting their web site, based on recent events and my values. whatever it is they're selling, i will not be buying it. and they are not the only store on my "do not shop" list.

Anonymous said...

its not that they thought he couldn't afford it. these racist people are crazy. they just don't want to see blacks with nothing. not even an education. when blacks stoping buying there stuff then it will stop.

Anonymous said...

That kid had every right to buy what the f*ck he wanted with his money! 1:08 PM
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i agree. kind of an expensive belt, but he saved for it, and i've done the same for expensive stuff i've wanted.

he seems okay to me - he knows how to save, and wants his pants held up. and i'm glad he took the belt back.

Anonymous said...

@123
That is problem, no more values. It seems like blacks have lost values, morals, etc... things that were once welcomed in the community. We allowed someone like Jay Z to make a mockery of our race and culture, co signing everything him and his wife does. Then they show us who they are and we still accept it and make excuses for the same people who brags about being a drug dealer and stripper.

Anonymous said...

Values and morals are all socially constructed. Jay-Z is not the end-all, be-all of Black excellence and Black failure. You people are stupid and only seek to destroy your own once they've made it. Jay-Z shouldn't be under pressre; BARNEY'S AND ITS EMPLOYEES SHOULD BE. As usual, Black outcry, anger, and rage is misdirected.

Anonymous said...

Jay-Z is all about the money, so he will not be severing any ties with Barney's anytime soon. He does not, nor did he ever, care about Blacks. It is all about his greed for the GREEN!

Anonymous said...

1:39, What are you doing for Blacks? Yeah, I'll wait...

...Exactly what I thought. Niggas are always looking to celebrities, politicians, and preachers to save them. Sorry. You need to save yourselves.

Anonymous said...

Wait. Why is Jay being targeted? Lmao. Wow. Coons will still take their broke asses in Barney's after this fades to black [sarcasm].

Anonymous said...

@1:45, I'm not looking for ANY celebrity, politician, or preachers to save me. I was just pointing out that Jay Z will not be deterred by people wanting him to cut ties with Barneys. This is so because he loves cash and only cash.

Anonymous said...

The kid learned a valuable lesson. He took the belt back! This event has taught him for the rest of his life what to really value. His character! JayZ has yet to learn anything about that.

Anonymous said...

Jay Z and Kanye are catering and cooning for 'the man' and getting a check... 'the man' is pimping them knowing that you low-life niggers worship the ground they spit on, and would buy anything they are associated with, including used toilet paper. It's a win-win relationship for all fools involved.

I highly doubt that Barney would give two shits about an online petition, and I'm sur eif Jay-Z severed his relationship, he'd be sued.

Lastly, Jay-Z is not here for y'all. and you people need to pick your battles wisely.

Anonymous said...

Jay Z may be the 'new slave" but judging by a lot of these comments, there are many "new slaves' here. TPTB have done a great job with you people. You stand for foolish material gain, submission to them to overlook and accept racial injustice without even a hint of fight in you to unite and make things right, not even for the sake of your descendents, who will be just as brainwashed as some of you. This shit right here is basically what Mr. Belafonte was saying when he called Jay and Bey out. If Jay is THAT MAN, then these rednecks will bend before they lose a dollar. But Jay is the 'new slave" and the only example he will leave for all of you who think he's so great and admire his hustle, will be to ignore the problem and just get the money because that's all that matters now. He will teach you that. After all, he does promote this as well as, promoting being materialistic and look at how this kind of influence has brought these two kids some trouble. Jay may not be the only one to get blamed but he's on the list of bullshit celebs that guide their people to hell, then leave them there to go back and get more to guide to hell.*** We are in a crisis that is so bad and scary that we cannot afford to spend our dollar (which is already losing it's worth) foolishly. Most of you idiots will be in the food line wearing red bottoms, carrying $2,500 dollar bags and wearing $400 dollar belts, while that person who's name is on your shit will be still living large.

Anonymous said...

I think remember reading that Jay Z got 2.5 million dollars for that deal with Barney's and they also threw in a $35 grand watch. I don't think he'll be giving that back....... Stay tuned.

Anonymous said...

He won't because white people mean more to him than 2 black negros, plus they are giving him money.

Anonymous said...

@11:01 AM---Black folks use the word complacency out of context so often that it just makes me want to smack them with a dictionary! I have my Oxford edition all warmed up and ready for you.

Anonymous said...

Jay Z may be a 'Hustler', so to speak, but the danger is in him not knowing when he's being 'Hustled'!

Moonrise said...

Its not racial profiling, its tax bracket profiling, and rich folk do not like poor folk invading their turf....

Anonymous said...

It is racial profiling, how does one know which tax bracket another is in. I live in L.A. and the real rich people dont dress in nice clothes, they look poor and drive a prius or regular cars.

Anonymous said...

@145
You sound so stupid!
What have you done for blacks? You seem like the type that co signs what Barney;s and Jay Z is doing... you could care less about your own. We should all try to save each other, none of us can do this alone. Jay Z has a huge platform that holds young black men in it, why not lead by example or show your people that you do not stand for this? He marched with Trayvon for justice, was that all for show? You are just as much of a sell out.

Anonymous said...

2:51, Bitch shut up and go sing a Negro spiritual. Jay-Z doesn't owe you anything. Fall back.

Anonymous said...

@1:45 is right.
You sit up here on these blogs day in and day out and talk shit but what are you doing. Did you sign the petitiion? Did you spread the word to friends and family? Have you started your own petition? Do you speak to your local youth about the "pitfalls" of a materialistic world? NO. STFU and sit down some where. How did this issue become Jay problem anyway. He don't sell his shit in Barney's today and tomorrow they'll still have the cops run down on blacks who buy high end shit.
Who in this room hasn't saved for something they wanted from the church retreat to the flat screen tv to taking the kids to disney so who cares how much he spent on the belt. We digress so quick and are quick to cut the neck of one of our own

Bee Gee said...

@Ms. Lee - I agree 1000% Celebrities make a name that was nothing yesterday-popular today, and kids suddenly gotta have anything with that name on it. I remember back in the day whe L.L. first start rapping about Fendi... suddenly everybody had to have that expensive shit. I can't express in words how much the cycle (as you properly referred to it as) disgusts me. An even more ridiculous example of the influence these artists have on us (maybe not one that speaks to the monetary ramifications) is Bell Biv Devoe. I remember when these fools started rockin' shoes and hats with the gotdam tag STILL ON EM. Sure enough, you see black kids everywhere with shoes and hats with the tag still attached, lookin' like a damn fool. Michael Jordan still makes a living off of the influence his name/likeness has when stitched to the side of a sneaker. Now selling for in upwards of $350 depending on where you get 'em.

@Tippie - I definitely see where you're coming from and that's the basic point of all of this. I think myself, Ms. Lee, and others are just pointing out the big ass elephant in the room aka our culture's tendency to (as Kat Williams once put it) pull right up to our apartment in our brand new Escalade with spinning rims. So while I'm not condemning the kid for spending his money on whatever he wants, I'm just expressing my displeasure with yet another reminder of the cycle Ms. Lee spoke of. It's sad and ridiculous to me. Peace.

Tippie Toes said...

@BeeGee
In that reference you both are correct and yes that does need to stop...

Anonymous said...

@3:31PM..... well said. it's a vicious cycle.

Anonymous said...

Interesting. I never hear criticism when a young white person or young asian buys an expensive item. But there is criticism of materialism when a young black person buys something expensive. Its like they don't deserve nice things. That is why they were treated the way they were. We still have that slave mentality that we don't deserbe nice clothes, nice neighborhoods (slave quarters=projects), nice names (sarah=quantanisha). We deserve to have nice things that we worked for.

Anonymous said...

4:44, Shut up because you're clearly reaching. Why the fuck does anybody (Black, White, Asian, etc.) need a $2,500 pair of shoes, for example, but they don't have a savings account or own their car?

Anonymous said...

Seems lately that everything J puts his hands on turns to DOO DOO

He can't seems to get a handle on things form his wife first album under him flopping drastically to his latest album backlash of fraudulent million dollar sale.

This is not the Carters year and probably wont be for 2014 either.

Moonrise said...

@2:46 money knows money, and poverty knows poverty....we are talking about niggas, not white people....and white people in general do not spend money, the same as niggas...money knows money, and poverty knows poverty...people need to realize that there are unwritten rules in society...and if you are obese, dark skin, do not look the part, black male, young, if you.do.not.look.like.you.belong ( attractiveness also plays a major part) the cameras are going to be on you rather its walmart or barneys....and that will never change, jayz, oprah, and whomever else......see when she said, I used my tax return, that indicates poverty, when he said, I have been saving all my checks for a 300 that too indicates poverty.....now had they said, well my father gives me a monthly allowance in excess of blase blah, than its different, Barneys would have gave them the things for free..but when you look poor, dress poor, talk poor, tell all how had you save all your checks fir 300, smh.......you are not welcomed by rich white folk, they would rather not sell it, than sell it to a nigga...i would love to know how many black people on this site went to an all black school k-12 vs being educated at an all white school k -12 bc there is definitely a difference in mentalities.

Anonymous said...

I agree highly with most these comments.

This is so sad. This that shit why I do not bang with whites at all. People keep thinking NYC is the best shit since slice bread. Please it is overpriced and overrated.

Anonymous said...

@moonrise why do you keep using the word nigga? Girl are you educated?

Anonymous said...

Jay Z does not care about you and Beyonce is jumping off buildings.

Anonymous said...

I don't see what this has to do with Jay-Z. These peoples' issue is with the retail corporation. And why is this young dude spending $300 on a belt?

Typical of black people: misguided and misdirected attacks, materialistic idolization, and pisspoor use of money.

Anonymous said...

@4:44 take a _/


It's obvious that you're one of those ppl that spend the electric bill money on overpriced things just because a celebrity makes it hot.

Anonymous said...

I work in Manhattan and take the Express Bus to the Bronx (where I live) and it travels up Madison Avenue, 90% the stores have Black Guards standing at the doors and I bet they are told to question you before you get half-way in the store. Three years ago, I got a gift card from one of my clients (and his staff) to Bergdorf Goodman on 5th Ave and the sales lady was cold to me. I was very nice, but her attitude was "what do you want in here." I brought a pair of earrings and the look I got. When I got out of the store, I took deep breaths from the stiff air inside of that store, even the Black Guard was cold. Hey if they have no respect for Oprah would could by a Nation.......then who are we. Racism is ALIVE and kicking...You also see that they have NO respect for President and First Lady Obama. We must educate our children. We can't win, if we don't work...they complain....when we do work and have a little money to spend...they complain. CAN'T WIN in this SIn-Sick World.....White Man thinks he OWN the world....There is a God who is sitting high and looking low.

Anonymous said...

Why are we questioning what these two african-american young people want to do with their money. We don't question when White People camp overnight in front of the Apple Store or Best Buy for the lastest phones or X-boxes. I was raised in the 60's and we did not have all these things that these young people have access to. Magazines, TV, and so many things draw our young people to want...want...want. It is Racism.....racial profiling. The young lady was in the train station and the cops were bothering her. Show me it is not racism....raid tents when the white people camp out.....No they put police to guard them. Sad...................

Anonymous said...

black people profile too, you just don't detain, you stare at eople when they are a different race, and come into your establishments, if you get really bad black people they will snicker and laugh and cause problems with the other person. 11:36 AM
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every race does that. get over it.

Anonymous said...

Typical of black people: misguided and misdirected attacks, materialistic idolization, and pisspoor use of money. 9:13 PM
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not typical at all. you don't know enough black people to make up a valid statistical sample.

Anonymous said...

11:16am well said

Anonymous said...

Many of you posted what I want to say so from yesterday's posting:

Well said: 11:41 am
Well said: 10:54 pm
Well said: 11:08 pm

Anonymous said...

They featured the story of this young black man on the Today show. Clearly it was a case of racial profiling. I admire the young brotha, working an honest job and saving his money to make his purchase. Unfortunately, he was stereotyped and treated like a thug. He proved to the world that all young black men don't fit this 'ghetto thuggish profile' and kindly returned his merchandise, got his refund and took his business elsewhere. Jay-Z should follow suit, cut the ties with this store and take his investments elsewhere. I agree with most of the comments that black people are always going to be profiled no matter where they go, but enough is enough. So many of the black celebs today are about money and greed to where they don't give two f---- about what's happening to them or their people. Where are the Muhammed Ali's of today who would forfeit everything they for a cause they believe in?

Quiana said...

smh.

Anonymous said...

We are not misguided. You can't control what someone does with their money. What impress me is that the gentleman returned the merchandise. Barney's is no longer worthy. Yes, we can afford to shop at Barneys.

Anonymous said...

Time to boycott people. Barneys can survive a boycott. Can JIGGA?

Anonymous said...

@Moonrise educate yourself. Everything is not what it seems. Don't get me wrong, you have some valid points. There are too many not so valid points.

Anonymous said...

I'm talking an old fashion boycott. Spend on food and gas only. We can do this. Step up people.

Anonymous said...

A great deal of our generation are too selfish, spoiled and proud to 'honestly', boycott anything. It seems we will never learn that it doesn't matter how much wealth we accumulate we are still black.

A lot of black stars, politicians and athletes have yet to understand this. It bothers me to no end to constantly watch them think they've 'arrived', simply by their income, but when a scandle goes down, the very people they want to impress consistently snub them. Remember OJ's best friends the Bruce and Kris Jenner, Oprah in Switzerland, Tiger Woods and Kobe Bryant. The list could go on forever, but you get the point.

Anonymous said...

Continued...When blacks boycotted the bus system we came together because we were of one mind and body and had to depend on one another, now some feel since we've come so far financialy, this behavior is no longer necessary. This is what's so sad.

Anonymous said...

Arent negroes tired of boycotting and marching? Why do we need to 'come together' for anything? What happened to being responsible for YOUR life and actions? Just take your irresponsible spending habits elsewhere if thats the case.

Negroes always looking for a savior to save them. Save yourselves! Be the change you want to see!

Anonymous said...

I live in the Pacific Northwest and have never heard of Barney's. The story reported the young man spent $350.00 on a belt. This store is way to expensive for my income. I'll stick to Nordstrom and Macy's, Kudos to those who can afford Barney's.

Anonymous said...

Yes we are tired of boycotting and marching as well as other cultural groups when we all feel we've been done wrong about one thing or another. All wars and revolutions started with some sort of injustice, so sometimes these social responses are necessary no matter how there're acted out.

Honey Bee said...

Greedy Greedy PIGGY

actually this nicca look more like a wild boar

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