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07 February 2019 13:31

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Gucci removes jumper that 'resembles blackface' from sale after angry backlash

05.02 || Justin Bieber com fãs hoje em Montclair, Nova Jersey pic.twitter.com/nHc4qERXmb — Portal Bieber News (@pbiebernews) February 6, 2019 Another video of Justin in Montclair, New Jersey today (february 5) pic.twitter.com/UNdG2E4NRU — Bieber-news (@yourbiebernews3) February 6, 2019 Justin Bieber was in Montclair today at the same time as me in a park that I drove past bc I didn't feel like looking for parking," one of the fans tweeted. Gucci recently faced serious backlash after shoppers complained that a particular women's jumper was similar to 'blackface'. The Italian fashion label was embroiled in a racism row when shoppers and online followers pointed out that the 'balaclava jumper', which depicted a cut-out at the mouth of the sweater, was outlined in red. Gucci later apologised for the fashion faux pas and the item was pulled down from its website and stores. New York Post reported Gucci's statement of apology where the brand said, "We consider diversity to be a fundamental value to be fully upheld, respected, and at the forefront of every decision we make.

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Gucci forced to apologise and remove jumper from sale after 'blackface' row

So @gucci puts out a sweater that looks like blackface...... The Italian fashion brand faced criticism after images of the $890 (£688) "balaclava jumper", which features a cut-out at the mouth and red lips, were shared on social media. "Inspired by vintage ski masks, multicoloured knitted balaclavas walked the runway, adding a mysterious feel to this collection," says an item description. Celebrities in hiking boots: The latest fashion trend to note 1/8 Gigi Hadid The American model paired her white kicks with some vintage high-waisted jeans and a love heart sweatshirt. Rex Features 5/8 Annie Mac The Irish DJ and presenter paired her beige boots with a vivid red trench coat and black jeans.

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Rex Features 7/8 Veronika Heilbrunner The fashion influencer and model wears her hiking boots with a simple oversized white shirt and kick-flare black jeans. Happy Black History Month y'all," one person wrote. "I am a Gucci fan, and I was going to buy a jacquard cardigan because it's a forever piece, but until they and other luxury brands hire some people of colour to consider the imagery of items like the 'blackface' balaclava sweater... "We can confirm that the item has been immediately removed from our online store and all physical stores," the company said in a statement. The controversy comes just weeks after Prada released an apologetic statement after being accused of using blackface imagery on products in a new collection.

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On Thursday 13 December, lawyer Chinyere Ezie spotted figurines in the Prada shop window in Soho, New York that bore a resemblance to racist depictions of black people, with dark skin and large, red lips. In a statement posted on Twitter, Prada said: ""#Prada Group abhors racist imagery. Luxury designer brand Gucci has been forced to apologise and remove a jumper from sale following a 'blackface' row. Gucci said: "Gucci deeply apologizes for the offense caused by the wool balaclava jumper. A black balaclava sweater from Gucci's 2018 "Fall Winter" collection has caused an uproar on social media — with some calling it "Haute Couture Blackface for millennials." "Inspired by vintage ski masks, multicolored knitted balaclavas walked the runway, adding a mysterious feel to this collection," says an item description from last year.

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Happy Black History Month y'all," tweeted one person. Gucci deeply apologizes for the offense caused by the wool balaclava jumper. Many pointed out that the sweater — which has since been taken down from the Gucci website — resembled blackface. The knit sweater has a hole cut around the mouth and features oversized red lips, which is common in depictions of blackface caricatures. They have a mask to match so you can have a chic classic black face moment without the mess of paint pic.twitter.com/xe373cY4h9 — Rashida (@fuckrashida) February 6, 2019 While Gucci did not immediately respond to Yahoo Lifestyle's requests for comment, this is not the first time in recent months that a fashion powerhouse has come under fire for products that resembled blackface.

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Gucci pulled a black polo neck sweater from its shops Thursday after it sparked comparisons with racially offensive golliwog and "blackface" imagery. "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. After being reduced to tears twice when meeting a rescue pup during a show last week, Holly was in floods when Phil presented her with a basket full of puppies. Holly Willoughby got very emotional as she was gifted with a very special birthday present from her co-star Phillip Schofield on Thursday's This Morning Holly was already getting emotional as the This Morning team played Happy Birthday to her at the opening of Thursday's show, before Phil surprised her. Birthday: After being reduced to tears twice after meeting a rescue pup during a show last week, Holly was in floods when Phil presented her with a basket full of puppies Phil joked that he'd checked with Holly's husband Dan Baldwin if he would let his wife bring the pooches home, telling her: 'That's your present.

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Phil managed to wipe away Holly's tears before the show resumed, only for the star to later be seen hugging one of the puppies and telling the camera: 'If my husband is watching, please, darling please; He just makes me cry this dog.' Holly was reduced to tears twice last Wednesday after meeting a pup on This Morning who was looking to be re-homed. Happy days: Holly was reduced to tears twice last Wednesday after meeting a pup on This Morning who was looking to be re-homed Phil had just surprised Holly with a basket of puppies for her birthday [Sunday, February 10] when she became overwhelmed.