I am wondering… how clever do these head of these fashion brands think they are or are they complete idiots to not recognize the obvious of what would be offensive. First Gucci comes out with blackface products that is a complete obvious no, no and easy to halt before it hits production…but they send it on the line and places it for sale to the public.
Now, you have Burberry presenting a noose hoodie, and only after realizing how it can be seen as offensive. They didn’t notice their wrong doing after the concept was presented to them. It’s as though these fashion designers think believe African Americans are complete idiots to not notice their ignorance and racist actions. The creative director of Burberry apologized in saying this:
“While the design was inspired by a nautical theme, I realise that it was insensitive. It was never my intention to upset anyone. It does not reflect my values nor Burberry’s and we have removed it from the collection,” he said.
And then the CEO of Burberry had this to say:
“We are deeply sorry for the distress caused by one of the products … featured in our A/W 2019 runway collection Tempest,” Burberry CEO Marco Gobbetti said in an emailed statement. “Though the design was inspired by the marine theme that ran throughout the collection, it was insensitive and we made a mistake.”
I wonder, if this is the new path high end brands will choose from time to time to gain attention for the label. A Burberry noose hoodie? Come on already. We doubt the people over at Burberry are this stupid.