Gucci Removes Sweater for Appearing to Resemble Blackface

A black sweater from Gucci’s 2018 “Fall Winter” collection has caused an uproar on social media. The $900 “knit top” features a large mouth cover with big red lips on it.

The sweater couldn’t be found on Gucci’s website Wednesday, but its information was still archived online. Social media users were still sharing pics of the sweater. The backlash caused Gucci to release a statement late Wednesday night, saying it “deeply apologizes for the offense caused” by the sweater. “We can confirm that the item has been immediately removed from our online store and all physical stores,” the company said.

Source: Gucci blackface sweater: Gucci removes $890 “blackface” sweater, apologizes after receiving backlash – CBS News

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