‘Chic classic black face moment without the mess of paint…’
(Joshua Paladino, Liberty Headlines) To promote racial justice this Black History Month, radical leftists are hunting down and destroying anyone and anything associated with blackface.
Now Gucci, a luxury clothing company with leftist sympathies, is under fire for its balaclava sweater that supposedly resembles blackface, Nylon reported.
Gucci, known for its avant garde style, released a black sweater with an attached mask that covers the nose and mouth. The part of the sweater covering the mouth has bright red lips on it.
Two other Gucci designs also featured the mask with red lips on it.
Gucci also sells a separate hat that looks like a ski mask for the eyes only.
Gucci released an apology on Wednesday after enough people were outraged on social media.
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 also used the outrage as an opportunity to virtue-signal.
“We consider diversity to be a fundamental value to be fully upheld, respected, and at the forefront of every decision we make,” the statement said. “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.”
Twitter user Rashida said the outfit gave a “chic classic black face moment without the mess of paint.”
Another Twitter user asked, “Are they even trying to hide the racism anymore?”
Nylon writer Bailey Calfee suggested that Gucci—a company based in Florence, Italy—could have avoided the situation by learning “America’s own racist history” before putting the product on their shelves.
Other Twitter users did not fall for the outrage.
what if like
its just a design
— sleepy pokemon trainer (@PokemonSleepy) February 7, 2019
I truly believe that Black people are so use to being use for this “promo” outrage that we aren’t even surprise anymore. I don’t even have the energy any more to care.
— Toomuchtoask (@TknowyetIdon) February 7, 2019