T.I., Soulja Boy, Waka Flocka Flame & More Boycott Gucci Over Blackface Sweater
Numerous hip-hop figures are urging fans to boycott Gucci over the Italian fashion house’s release of a high-neck black wool sweater closely resembling blackface.
“As a 7 figure/yr customer & long time supporter of your brand I must say…Y’all GOT US f—ed UP!!! APOLOGY NOT ACCEPTED!!!!” Tip wrote on Instagram alongside a Gucci logo. “We ain’t going for this “oops my bad I didn’t mean to be racist and disrespectful towards your people” shit!!! Y’all knew wtf y’all was doin and WE AINT GOING FOR IT!!!”
Soulja Boy, who is often seen wearing a Gucci headband, also took to social media to share his frustration over the blackface sweater.
“Smh what is this man? —-♂️ no more @gucci headbands for me. Who’s responsible for this? Because it’s not funny! At all!” the rapper posted on Instagram alongside a photo of a model wearing the sweater.
Earlier this week, Gucci apologizes for the clothing item, writing in a statement: “We consider diversity to be a fundamental value to be fully upheld, respected, and at the forefront of every decision we make.”
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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.
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There’s nothing else.Rashida Reneé@fuckrashidaBalaclava knit top by Gucci. Happy Black History Month y’all.We can’t show you everything!We automatically hide photos that might contain sensitive content.Show Media1738:09 AM – Feb 7, 2019Twitter Ads info and privacy82 people are talking about this