Smh! Gucci is receiving some major backlash from a sweater they released which is black with a face mask where the mouth area is open and lined in red cloth. As you can see below the sweater clearly resembles blackface imagery. After catching the attention of those on Twitter, the brand was heavily criticized for the racist product, which caused Gucci to pull the sweater within hours of receiving backlash.
Although, I am happy to see Gucci acknowledge the offensiveness of the product and pull it from their shelves, this is a prime example of large brands lacking the cultural awareness to avoid these type of issues. Let's do better.