Spike Lee Boycotting Gucci & Prada Over Blackface Items

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While different celebrities, together with T.I., have been calling on communities of shade to boycott excessive trend homes reminiscent of Gucci after the latest controversy over the model’s baklava piece which resembled a blackface caricature, a face conversant in such territory was doing the identical.

It was on Friday that Spike Lee additionally stepped onto his socials to induce his followers to hitch him in boycotting Gucci and Prada as he vowed to not store with them once more till the manufacturers employed black trend designers.

“I,Spike Lee Of Sound Mind And Body Will No Longer Wear Prada Or Gucci Until They Hire Some Black Designers ” To Be In Da Room When It Happens”. It’s Obvious To Da Peoples That They Don’t Have A Clue When It Comes To Racist, Blackface Hateful Imagery,” the direcotr penned in an Instagram caption. “WAKE UP. Ya-Dig? Sho-Nuff. And Dat’s Da “Coonery And Buffoonery” Truth,Ruth.”

This week, Gucci issued an apology after releasing a excessive neck black wool sweater that had brilliant purple lips that coated the decrease half of customers’ faces, coinciding withPrada’ss personal apology for a monkey allure that resembled blackface. Both of the homes have since eliminated the gadgets from their web sites and storefronts, however have inadvertently opened up a dialogue about illustration in excessive trend, conveniently within the midst of awards season when loads of high-profile celebrities are tasked with representing such manufacturers on the purple carpet.