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Thu Feb 7, 2019, 10:06 AM

Gucci pulls polo neck after 'blackface' claims

Gucci pulled a black polo neck sweater from its shops Thursday after it sparked comparisons with racially offensive golliwog and "blackface" imagery.

The "balaclava jumper" can be pulled up to the eyes with the mouth visible through large red lips.
"Happy Black History Month y'all," one African American fashionista tweeted ironically, with others pointing out the resemblance to a golliwog.

https://sg.news.yahoo.com/gucci-pulls-polo-neck-blackface-claims-095955539.html

It actually DOES look golliwog-ish, that was my first thought!...




..a musical interlude...

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Response to Gamle-ged (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2019, 10:10 AM

1. That looks pretty stupid

but useful if it's really cold out.

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Response to Gamle-ged (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2019, 10:16 AM

2. Why didn't they just make it in white?

or in other colors? Lack of creativity or maybe actual racism.

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Response to Bob the Bilderberger (Reply #2)

Thu Feb 7, 2019, 10:18 AM

4. White reflects the wan sunlight of Winter, when this would be worn. Black absorbs the light...

… helping keep the wearer warm...

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Response to Gamle-ged (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2019, 10:17 AM

3. So ANTIFA wearing black balaclavas is right out?

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Response to Troll2 (Reply #3)

Thu Feb 7, 2019, 10:19 AM

5. If it can readily be turned into an example of "cultural appropriation," absolutely!...

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Response to Gamle-ged (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2019, 10:20 AM

6. I have a fake Gucci watch

Bought it in Singapore*

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Response to Horsefeathers (Reply #6)

Thu Feb 7, 2019, 11:45 AM

10. I have a real Rolex Submariner in stainless (the working man's Rolex) but I got the taste for...

... it from a nice fake two-tone I bought for $110...

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Response to Gamle-ged (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2019, 10:23 AM

7. More outrages!

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Response to Troll2 (Reply #7)

Thu Feb 7, 2019, 10:29 AM

8. Lefties love women/girls being treated that way...

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Response to quad489 (Reply #8)

Thu Feb 7, 2019, 11:48 AM

11. FATWA! I geev FATWA you!...

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Response to Gamle-ged (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2019, 10:33 AM

9. Amazing how easily some cave to communist dogma.

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Response to Gamle-ged (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2019, 11:58 AM

12. Gucci: cleaning house faster than the anti corporate commies.

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Response to Charlie Mike (Reply #12)

Thu Feb 7, 2019, 12:05 PM

13. That image was on their page, but it may not have been them. No, it WASN'T them. Someone...

... may have hacked their page...

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