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T.I. Adds Burberry To The List Of Brands To Boycott: “These Aren’t Coincidences”

Burberry is now in the ranks of Gucci, Prada, and Moncler.

Offending people is apparently the trend in fashion these days. For some reason, there have been a few brands that decided to release offensive pieces of clothing which have immediately faced backlash. Following Gucci’s blackface scandal, T.I. declared that he was boycotting the brand and urged other People Of Colour to boycott the brand as well. T.I. additionally declared that he was also boycotting Prada and Moncler for releasing other clothing that’s been deemed offensive. Following Burberry’s recent scandal, T.I. has added them to his list.T.I. took to Instagram to blast Burberry over there recent hoodie that caught major backlash. The rapper listed off Gucci, Prada, and Moncler in the post before adding, “and now… Burberry.” The rapper pointed out the frequency in which these scandals have been happening, saying, “These aren’t coincidences.”

 

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These aren’t coincidences. #🖕🏽Gucci #🖕🏽Prada #🖕🏽Moncler And now…. #🖕🏽BURBERRY

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Earlier today, Burberry issued an apology after catching heat for a hoodie that had a noose around the neck. Model Liz Kennedy, who was featured in the runway show, said that her concerns about the noose were dismissed. Burberry Chief Executive Officer, Marco Gobetti, issued a statement after social media began criticizing the company for the product.

 

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@burberry @riccardotisci17 Suicide is not fashion. It is not glamorous nor edgy and since this show is dedicated to the youth expressing their voice, here I go. Riccardo Tisci and everyone at Burberry it is beyond me how you could let a look resembling a noose hanging from a neck out on the runway. How could anyone overlook this and think it would be okay to do this especially in a line dedicated to young girls and youth. The impressionable youth. Not to mention the rising suicide rates world wide. Let’s not forget about the horrifying history of lynching either. There are hundreds of ways to tie a rope and they chose to tie it like a noose completely ignoring the fact that it was hanging around a neck. A massive brand like Burberry who is typically considered commercial and classy should not have overlooked such an obvious resemblance. I left my fitting extremely triggered after seeing this look (even though I did not wear it myself). Feeling as though I was right back where I was when I was going through an experience with suicide in my family. Also to add in they briefly hung one from the ceiling (trying to figure out the knot) and were laughing about it in the dressing room. I had asked to speak to someone about it but the only thing I was told to do was to write a letter. I had a brief conversation with someone but all that it entailed was “it’s fashion. Nobody cares about what’s going on in your personal life so just keep it to yourself” well I’m sorry but this is an issue bigger than myself. The issue is not about me being upset, there is a bigger picture here of what fashion turns a blind eye to or does to gain publicity. A look so ignorantly put together and a situation so poorly handled. I am ashamed to have been apart of the show. #burberry. I did not post this to disrespect the designer or the brand but to simply express an issue I feel very passionate about.

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“We are deeply sorry for the distress caused by one of the products that featured in our A/W 2019 runway collection,” Gobetti said. “Though the design was inspired by the marine theme that ran throughout the collection, it was insensitive and we made a mistake.”

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