Saturday, February 16, 2019

Gucci Announces Plan of Action


Earlier this month members of the Black community proposed a Gucci boycott after they released a black balaclava sweater with big red lips resembling blackface [click here if you missed that].

In response Gucci just announced their global plans of action to increase diversity within their brand and the launching of a multicultural scholarship program to benefit underrepresented design students in Harlem, Nairobi, New Dehli, Beijing, Hangzhou, Seoul, Tokyo, Beruit, London and Dubai...

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Recall them sh%tz! Simple math - if i see someone with that shirt on they getting slimed. Or how about manufacturing Tees with swastikas on them. FOH

Anonymous said...

apology REJECTED!!!

@11.50AM we need to make Tshirts that say: SEPARATE FROM ALL WHITE-DEMONS/PEOPLE!!!

AND EVERY BLACK PERSON NEEDS TO ROCK THAT SHIT!!

☛☢Twitter☺Fingers☢☚ said...

So they haven't removed these sweaters from the market? Or announced that they won't be making them in those colors? The whole point is missed. They can launch as many initiatives as they want regarding diversity but they are still not getting it. I don't use anything Gucci. Im not a fan of gaudy shit, but the main thing to do they aren't doing it. They are trying to save face because they know that musicians and artist worldwide are THE reason why that brand is still making money. Without celebs, they are just for the 1%, cause the rest of the 99% many can't afford it.

magnetic god said...

Lol..so a multi cultural redress, for an action that specifically harmed those who are black? Smh true redress would be something targeting blacks both at home here and abroad, however just another empty apology backed with no direct action for those harmed.

Siberian Prince said...

@1:17 clearly you're commenting without following along. They've already said the sweaters have been pulled from their brand.

Niyabinghi/ObeahWomanWarrior said...

Here we go!!! Nubians collectively need a #whitefatigue t-shirts, jacket, skirts hell even on the side of some damn sneakers. I have PTSD from living under a white supremacy system and have #whitefatigue!!

Anonymous said...

R in NYC says:

As someone who has worked in the industry and knows how racist and exclusionary it is....these are positive steps in the right direction. We need more opportunities, internships, mentorships and designers of color making decisions.

Anonymous said...

@7:13 yes but people (especially black people) should be able to forgive when an apology is given and actions show that it is sincere....

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