T.I. Adds Burberry To Boycott Amid Noose Sweater Backlash
The rapper is already boycotting Gucci.
T.I. shared his thoughts about Burberry on Instagram on Tuesday (Feb. 19). He also pointed out the similarities between the controversies surrounding Burberry, Gucci and other brands. "These aren't coincidences," T.I. wrote with a screenshot of an article discussing the Burberry's latest scandal.
As previously reported, Burberry landed in the hot seat after debuting a hoodie that featured a neck around its collar. Many shoppers pointed out how insensitive it was to the black community and those suffering from mental illness.
Burberry’s Chief Executive Officer Marco Gobbetti issued an apology to CNN shortly after the scandal, noting that he was "deeply sorry for the distress caused by one of the products that featured in our A/W 2019 runway collection." Nevertheless, the incident comes only weeks after Gucci received backlash for selling turtleneck sweaters that resembled blackface imagery.
T.I. is among many hip-hop artists and Hollywood stars who have denounced both Gucci and Burberry. Check out his latest post below.
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