February 10, 2019

Gucci Apologizes for Trying to Sell a “Blackface Sweater”

By ALEXANDRA WHITTAKER

Hey hi happy fashion week. We’re barely a few days in and a brand has already done something messed up. Great.

People are pretty angry with Gucci right now for trying to sell a balaclava-style sweater that resembles blackface. The turtleneck top features a big red cutout over the mouth, and it took approximately 0.02 seconds for Twitter to hone in on why that’s messed up.