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Gucci found itself in hot water due to the selling of a sweater that many in the Black community thought looked like blackface. Gucci got fried up so good that they pulled the sweater and also started an initiative to foster more diversity and inclusivity within the company. Some A-listers, like T.I., 50 Cent and Spike Lee felt that wasn’t enough and dropped Gucci from their closets. Some, like Floyd Mayweather and Kodak Black still rock Gucci. Future said in an interview, “I bought Gucci before it got cancelled. So I’m still going to wear it. Because that’s my money. If you want to give me my money back, then we can talk – you can buy my clothes back if you don’t want me to wear it. I don’t feel like they did [the blackface sweater] out of ill intentions, but it ain’t for me to judge. Everybody always wants to judge somebody before having a real conversation with the designer. Without having a real conversation with the designer, y’all don’t know the background of the designer. The designer mama could be Black, the designer daddy could be Black, they don’t even understand. They’re just going off what somebody say off a comment. I can’t go off a comment. I just don’t know how to do it. That would be ignorant of me.”
Source: The Jasmine Brand
-Tony Scott (@tonyscottmedia)
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