A couple of weeks ago Gucci came underwire for advertising a black knitted “balaclava jumper,” which covers the lower half of the face and featured a red-lipped cut-out around the mouth. Many taking to social media to accuse and call out the designer for this act.
Definition of “blackface” — the controversial makeover white people adopt to look like black figures..
Last week a spokesperson for Katy’s shoes issued an apology and confirmed that they would be pulling a pair of shoes off the market.
The shoes are available in both white and black and both feature a face on the slip-ons…
Katy Perry ‘Blackface’ Shoe to Be Pulled from Shelves
Ok, can we just make this a rule that ANY product, service or person that is NOT Black will NOT create, promote or apply any combination of BLACK + FACE
— Kim Crayton 🏢 💻🎙#causeascene (@KimCrayton1) February 11, 2019