Gucci Hopes New "Diversity Plan" Will Curb Threat Of Boycott Over Blackface Scandal


After deliberating the contentious difficulty with Dapper Dan and a bunch of "harm management consultants," Gucci's CEO Mario Bizzarri is able to share their findings with an outraged public. With the assembly adjourned, Dapper Dan had this to say about his fact-finding mission with the Gucci higher-ups.

"We had a few of the finest minds from the company world taking part, and consultants in inclusivity and accountability—90% individuals f coloration," Dapper Dan wrote in his social media recap of the closed-door assembly. "They made nice calls for. It's time for Gucci to reply."

In response to Dapper Dan's open problem and the looming menace of a Gucci boycott, CEO Mario Bizzarri outlined his "Diversity" plan, however not earlier than thanking Dan for serving to he and his cohorts come to such a realization.

"I'm notably grateful to Dapper Dan for the function he has performed in bringing neighborhood leaders collectively to supply us their counsel at the moment," Bizarri wrote within the capability of the model's keynote speaker (within the clutch). "The initiatives we're asserting at the moment characterize the primary section of what's going to change into a brand new systematic long-term plan of motion to ensure that variety and inclusion are natural in every little thing we do."

Gucci's motion plan to embed the corporate's enterprise and hopefully inside practices, with "variety" and "inclusivity," come on the heels of its CEO sending firm workers a memo alongside comparable strains, this previous week. Something tells me this initiative will not be adequate in curbing the specter of a boycott, as a result of as a way to really feel the wind of change, somebody or one thing that Gucci solutions to straight, must abdicate their throne earlier than therapeutic can start. "Blackface" is inherently a loaded cultural follow, irrespective of the wreckage.