Gucci Pulls $890 “Blackface” Sweater
Gucci has stopped selling a sweater that resembles blackface. The black turtleneck pulls up to cover the face with a red lip outline. The sweater was priced at $890 before backlash caused Gucci to pull it from stores and online. In a statement, Gucci apologized for “the offense caused.” They also said, “We are fully committed to increasing diversity throughout our organization and turning this incident into a powerful learning moment for the Gucci team and beyond.”
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.
Full statement below. pic.twitter.com/P2iXL9uOhs
— gucci (@gucci) February 7, 2019