By Yuriy Andriyashchuk
Hip-HopVibe.com Staff Writer
Tomorrow is the memorial service of Kobe and Gianna Bryant as fans worldwide continue to mourn the losses of amazing human beings. This will take place at the STAPLES Center where Kobe spent all 20 of his NBA seasons with the Los Angeles Lakers an won five championships. A private funeral was held for friends and family members earlier this month.
This week was also Milan Fashion Week and Philipp Plein had its fashion show and displayed something disgusting in the eyes of Kobe fans last night. They attempted a tribute that featured Jada Pinkett Smith and Tyga along with models that sported Lakers-colored jerseys in the form of tank tops and sweatshirts that displayed “Plein” on it. In the background, two gold helicopters were displayed and a helicopter is what killed Kobe and Gianna.
Fans took to Twitter to voice their displeasure on the fashion show and nobody should blame them at all. High-end designers continue to not think much when it comes to these type of things. They often come out with products that are racist/insensitive. This Philipp Plein incident also took place in the country that Kobe was born in.
Plein is now saying that the jerseys’ proceeds will go to the Mamba and Mambacita Sports Foundation. The tank top edition is on sale for $2,070 and the sweatshirt is $3,150. Check out reactions to these Kobe/Plein jerseys and the helicopter by Philipp Plein at Milan Fashion Week.
Philipp Plein made two gold helicopters for his show today, which falls 27 days after Kobe died in a helicopter crash
BUT DONT WORRY he whipped up a bunch of Swarovski Kobe jerseys (with “Plein” written on them??) so it’s cool.
Fuck you, Philipp. pic.twitter.com/UHjbubXuG9
— Bliss Foster (@BlissFoster) February 23, 2020
distasteful, tacky & material waste. philipp plein who has so long been making clothing that adds nothing but clutter to the fashion landscape has decided to include gold helicopters along his crystal basketball jerseys after the passing of kobe & gianna bryant. its disgusting. pic.twitter.com/zvFq4oU5gG
— ꪑꫀꪀᦔꫀꪶ (@gaultiercouture) February 23, 2020
I’d say I’m surprised but Philipp Plein is a scumbag. He also made two gold helicopters for his show. Fuck you Philipp for bastardizing the Bryant legacy.
— nyoldman (@NYDoorman) February 23, 2020
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