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Gucci issues an apology for their blackface sweatshirts, but the community says their apology is NOT enough [PHOTO]

By Tamantha
Hip-HopVibe.com Staff Writer

Yesterday, Gucci sparked much controversy, rightfully so, as they had blackface sweatshirts. Enough is enough, especially with what is going on in Virginia. Both the Governor and Attorney General were exposed for wearing blackface, in the 1980s.

The current racial climate presents no time for racial games. This is especially true for a brand like Gucci, given how much people of color have helped grow the brand. All of the work they did went without any compensation, or even an endorsement deal.

Gucci, for all the controversy they sparked, did reach out to let HHV know they are not going forward with the sweater. They also issued an apology to the masses. None of that changes the level of hurt that this is still going on, though, especially from a brand that this culture has so heavily invested in.

See Gucci’s statement below:

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