T.I., Soulja Boy, Waka Flocka Flame & More Boycott Gucci Over Blackface Sweater


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 As a 7 figure/yr customer & long time supporter of your brand I must say...Y’all GOT US fucked UP!!! APOLOGY NOT ACCEPTED!!!! We ain’t going for this “oops my bad I didn’t mean to be racist and disrespectful towards your people” shit!!! Y’all knew wtf y’all was doin and WE AINT GOING FOR IT!!! We ALL GOTTA Stop buying,wearing,and supporting this piece of shit company And ALL PIECE OF SHIT COMPANIES UNTIL THEY LEARN TO RESPECT OUR DOLLARS & VALUE OUR BUSINESS!!!! Our culture RUNS THIS SHIT!!! We (People of color) spend $1.25 TRILLION/year (but are the least respected and the least included)and if we stop buying ANYTHING they MUST correct any and ALL of our concerns. That’s THE ONLY WAY we can get some RESPECT PUT ON OUR NAME!!!! I Don’t Give a Fuck if I gotta wear Target brand shit.... #FuckGucci

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I spent many years in the fashion industry i helped redefine it ..we created a billion dollar grossing company with phat farm and baby phat I’m proud to say that i helped some hip hop entrepreneurs and their companies follow suit like Rocawear Apple bottom and many others i found them their partners and mentored them during their launches One day Macy’s began buying all of our top brands We thought that was a breakthrough or a “good sign” (Being accepted by our oppressor who hated and looked down on us ) Then they discounted us all and intentionally killed all the black businesses that we fed ... thousands of shops ...billions of gross dollars going to the independent (mostly black) shop owners There were thousands of young black and white kids in fashion looking up to Damon John, Sean John, Kimora and all of the young black designers white kids where buying our brands as well , they were all studying THEIR fashion and building hundreds of companies that were distributed by the shop owners that were in biz because of us and supporting us long before Macys bought and discounted the top 15 designers.. IT WAS INTENTIONAL DELIBERATE AND INCREDIBLY EFFECTIVE THEY KILLED THAT FASHION REVOLUTION .. i grew up and i lost a taste for clothes that were basically cheap to make but too expensive for my brothers ...but they were defining me as a SMALL man needing a “status symbol” i realized that it was embarrassing to wear them and my community members couldn’t afford them ,and i didn’t need them either.. When are we gonna wake up take off the horrible DEAD ANIMAL shit and the shiny crap and realize where the true shine lives Let’s instead focus on the things that serve our community and really bring us happiness Fuxk the fashion industry and the elitist backwards and hurtful mentality that it represents When you wake up and realize that it’s not what’s on u but it’s what’s in you that defines you ... you will let go of a sickness that separates you from your brothers and sisters ...and ultimately separates you from Gods Grace

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