Numerous hip-hop figures are urging followers to boycott Gucci over the Italian vogue home's launch of a high-neck black wool sweater carefully resembling blackface.
Although Gucci has apologized and pulled the sweater from shops, rappers like T.I., Soulja Boy, and Waka Flocka Flame have issued robust statements of protest in opposition to the style model.
"As a 7 determine/yr buyer & very long time supporter of your model I have to say...Y’all GOT US f---ed UP!!! APOLOGY NOT ACCEPTED!!!!" Tip wrote on Instagram alongside a Gucci emblem. "We ain’t going for this “oops my unhealthy I didn’t imply to be racist and disrespectful in the direction of your folks” shit!!! Y’all knew wtf y’all was doin and WE AINT GOING FOR IT!!!"
Soulja Boy, who is commonly seen carrying a Gucci headband, additionally took to social media to share his frustration over the blackface sweater.
"Smh what is that this man? ----♂️ no extra @gucci headbands for me. Who’s liable for this? Because it’s not humorous! At all!" the rapper posted on Instagram alongside a photograph of a mannequin carrying the sweater.
Earlier this week, Gucci apologizes for the clothes merchandise, writing in an announcement: "We take into account range to be a basic worth to be totally upheld, revered, and on the forefront of each determination we make."
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Gucci deeply apologizes for the offense brought on by the wool balaclava jumper. We take into account range to be a basic worth to be totally upheld, revered, and on the forefront of each determination we make. Full assertion beneath. pic.twitter.com/P2iXL9uOhs