Friday, July 1, 2022

Gucci Done Offended Folks Again … And Water’s Wet

Gucci anklet (getty)

*These high-end fashion companies love controversy like fat kids love cake, and drunk uncles love wine. Really, how else can you make sense of the constant stumblings and so-called social faux pas of major clothiers over the years? The only thing positive that I can say about this most recent screw up by Gucci is at least it isn’t OVERTLY racist.

Social media came for that ass over a leather ankle bracelet that some says looks like an electronic ankle monitor during their spring-summer 2020 presentation in Milan.

Others still say the bracelet appears to be gold bullets. They are, in fact, Gucci Beauty lipsticks, which are also shown on arm cuffs of a similarly themed design at the same show.

Like, really, who are these products being marketed to? Dumb Americans with money, that’s who. (Also see:  rappers)

Gucci - anklet (getty)

“When did it become fashionable to make an ankle monitor a fashion accessory? Asking for a friend,” said one Twitter user.

Another said, “Y’all can’t be serious?!! Y’all really out here making ankle monitors now?!!”

A third user said, “What do you think of Alessandro_Michele new @gucci pointed toe flats with ankle holster to hold your lipsticks??? Some of [sic] said it resembles a prison ankle tag however personally I think it may come in useful…”

Gucci was also criticized for a presentation in which models were wearing straitjackets. Though not intended for sale, the visuals were disrespectful as all hell, in our opinion.

Is it just us, or does Gucci creative director Alessandro Michele appear to not give a damn about anybody’s feelings about anything? Like, really, somebody’s greenlighting this buffoonery.

Just this year someone over at Gucci thought it was a good idea to put blackface on a turtleneck.

Ricardo A. Hazell began his career in journalism in 1996 as a Research Intern for the prestigious Editor & Publisher Co. His byline has appeared in The Root, Washington Post, Black Enterprise and he helped define culture within the African Diaspora as Senior Cultural Contributor at The Shadow League. Currently working on the semi-autobiographical novel "Remorse".




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