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Gucci stands over R12k & # 39; blackface & # 39; pullover

A screenshot taken on Thursday, February 7, 2019, of an online outlet that sells a Gucci black turtleneck pullover sweater he recently pulled out of his online and physical stores. Gucci apologized for the wool pullover. (AP Photo)

Gucci has pulled off a £ 688 (about R12,000) sweater after a black-and-white racial backlash.

The sweater "Balaclava Knit" of the fashion label covers the lower part of the face with big red lips.

But according to some outraged Twitter users, the design is strikingly similar to a "golliwog," a black rag doll associated with racist caricatures.

One user wrote: "Gucci made a very racist pullover, I still can not figure out why they thought that was ok?" Others pointed out that Gucci's rise coincided with the beginning of Black History Month in November USA

See some reactions to the controversial sweater:

The product description read: "Inspired by vintage ski masks, multicolored knitted balaclavas walked the runway, adding a mysterious touch to the collection."

Gucci said it "apologizes profoundly for the crime caused by the jumper".

Daily Mail

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