Dapper Dan Speaks On Gucci Blackface Controversy: "There’s No Excuse"


Dapper Dan has now spoken out in regards to the controversy surrounding Gucci and Prada after the manufacturers confronted backlash for creating merchandise that resembled blackface caricatures. Previously, the likes of T.I. and Spike Lee referred to as for boycotts of the style homes till they made modifications that correctly mirrored an effort to symbolize shoppers of colour. Now, the legendary Harlem designer, who got here to prominence within the 80s and 90s for his cultural diversifications of such manufacturers, has offered a proposition towards such aspirations.

“I’m a Black man earlier than I’m a model,” Dapper Dan wrote in a messsge on social media. “Another style home has gotten it outrageously improper. There isn’t any excuse nor apology that may erase this sort of insult.”

Dan went on to clarify that he can be assembly with Gucci’s CEO in Harlem to debate the subject of inclusivity in style.

“The CEO of Gucci has agreed to come back from Italy to Harlem this week to satisfy with me, together with members of the neighborhood and different trade leaders. There can’t be inclusivity with out accountability. I’ll maintain everybody accountable.”  

Previously, Dapper Dan has collaborated with Gucci on a hip-hop capsule assortment, with the style home even serving to him reopen his atelier in Harlem