Hi. I don't know that much about major designer brands and the clothes they produce, but I saw some stuff online about these companies producing RACIST clothing, and ads. This piqued my curiosity.
I've seen and read the articles at these links:
There's more links like this out there.
Such racial and cultural insensitivity isn't just limited to designer clothes, in THIS day and age. On a related note, there have been a few racially- and culturally-insensitive ads for products like soap and laundry detergent produced recently:
Seriously, what is the point of major designer brands producing RACIST clothing?
Are they trying to alienate, and/or dissuade or discourage current and/or potential BLACK consumers from buying their products?
Some Black folks, especially some celebs, are right to boycott supporting these clothing brands and buying their goods. What I don't understand is why some Black folks ARE supporting these clothing brands and buying these goods, like Beyonce.
It's not just racist clothing designer brands put out:
Some of the ads designer brands put out are racist.
I'm an African American
. If you can't respect your customers, you shouldn't be in business. Seriously.
Companies like Gucci, Prada and Armani should KNOW better.
People of color have as much right to "live it up" and buy expensive things if they want to, and if they can afford to.
Exercising such racial and cultural insensitivity is not just limited to clothing brands. Certain other companies have put out ads reflect the same thing:
Why are other companies producing racist ads in THIS day and age?
At least, as far as advertising is concerned, SOME companies who produced the ads I am referring to admitted they were wrong and that they goofed. And SOME companies had enough sense to recall their offensive products.