×
56
Fashion Jobs
PUMA
Key Account Executive - Ire
Permanent · Dublin
SHISEIDO
Nars Account Manager- Brown Thomas, Cork (37.5 Hours)
Permanent · Cork City
TAPESTRY
Supervisor i - ce ir Arnotts (Women) (37.5 Hours)
Permanent · Dublin
CLAUDIE PIERLOT IRLANDE
Sales Assistant - Part Time - Permanent- bt Dundrum m/f
Permanent · DUBLIN
CLAUDIE PIERLOT IRLANDE
Sales Assistant - Part Time - Fixed-Term - bt Dundrum m/f
Fixed-term · DUBLIN
RITUALS
Sales Advisor - Brown Thomas Limerick (7.5 Hours)
Permanent · Limerick
SHISEIDO
Nars Counter Manager - bt2 Blanchardstown (37.5 Hours)
Permanent · Dublin
RITUALS
Assistant Counter Manager - Arnotts Dublin
Permanent · Dublin 1
TAPESTRY
Sales Associate Iii - ce ir Kildare (11-19 Hours)
Permanent · Kildare
SHISEIDO
Nars Makeup Artist - Brown Thomas Dublin (37.5 Hours)
Permanent · Dublin
SHISEIDO
Nars Assistant Manager - Brown Thomas Cork (37.5 Hours)
Permanent · Cork
SHISEIDO
Nars Makeup Artist - Brown Thomas Galway (3 Month Ftc, 22.5 Hours)
Fixed-term · Galway
SHISEIDO
Nars Makeup Artist - Brown Thomas Cork (30 Hours)
Permanent · Cork
SHISEIDO
Nars Makeup Artist - Brown Thomas Dublin (15 Hours)
Permanent · Dublin
LULULEMON
Store Manager | Dublin Grafton Street
Permanent · Dublin
LULULEMON
Store Manager | Dublin Brown Thomas
Permanent · Dublin
LULULEMON
Key Leader | Brown Thomas Cork
Permanent · Cork
SHISEIDO
Nars Makeup Artist - Brown Thomas Limerick (15 Hours)
Permanent · Limerick
TK MAXX
10014-Associate
Permanent · Dublin
LEVI'S
p/t Sales Associate With Mid w Availability
Permanent · Dublin
LEVI'S
Keyholder 20+ pw
Permanent · Dublin
TK MAXX
10014-Associate
Permanent · Galway
By
AFP
Published
Feb 7, 2019
Reading time
2 minutes
Share
Download
Download the article
Print
Click here to print
Text size
aA+ aA-

Gucci pulls polo neck after 'blackface' claims

By
AFP
Published
Feb 7, 2019

Gucci pulled a black polo neck sweater from its shops Thursday after it sparked comparisons with racially offensive golliwog and "blackface" imagery.



The "balaclava jumper" can be pulled up to the eyes with the mouth visible through large red lips.

"Happy Black History Month y'all," one African American fashionista tweeted ironically, with others pointing out the resemblance to a golliwog.

It is the third Italian brand to be hit in recent months by race rows, after Prada was forced to pull a line of accessories in December because of their resemblance to blackface imagery.

Dolce & Gabbana are reeling from a boycott in China after a calamitous advertising campaign of a Chinese woman struggling to eat spaghetti and pizza with chopsticks that was decried as racist.

The label's co-founder Stefano Gabbana appeared to add fuel to the fire with a private Instagram exchange in which he used a smiling turd emoji to describe the country and referred to "China Ignorant Dirty Smelling Mafia".


The brand's apology



D&G insisted his account was hacked.

The Gucci polo neck has, however, sparked far less fury online, with some coming to the defence of its flamboyant designer Alessandro Michele, known for his playful kitschy creations.

However, the brand was quick to pull the jumper, issuing a statement within hours of the first posts questioning it.

"We deeply apologise for the offence caused by the wool balaclava jumper," it said. "We confirm that the item has been immediately removed from our online store and all physical stores.

"We are fully committed to increasing diversity throughout our organisation and turning this incident into a powerful learning moment for the Gucci team and beyond," the brand added.

 

Copyright © 2022 AFP. All rights reserved. All information displayed in this section (dispatches, photographs, logos) are protected by intellectual property rights owned by Agence France-Presse. As a consequence you may not copy, reproduce, modify, transmit, publish, display or in any way commercially exploit any of the contents of this section without the prior written consent of Agence France-Presses.