It’s Ugly Christmas Sweater Season which means all of the corntastic sweaters with your favorite artists and cartoons will appear on shelves. One in particular was quickly removed from Forever 21’s website after they featured a white model rocking a Black Panther-themed sweater with the popular saying, “Wakanda Forever.”
The debauchery started on Tuesday (Dec. 18) when the retailer’s Twitter account shared a photo of the
colonizer model in the sweater along with annoying paw print emojis. The sweater, priced at $34.90 was a bit too bright to begin with, but consumers were quickly thrown off at the entire presentation.
It also seems like the model is their go-to guy as he’s displayed all over the site. While there was a perfectly able-bodied black male model also on the site, he was reduced to wearing a knockoff of knockoff sweaters that went on sale.
The image might’ve been taken from the website, but the internet never forgets. See the reactions below.
this sweater just called 311 because Shuri's making too much noise in her lab pic.twitter.com/Npd7nxwhJP
— Desus Nice (@desusnice) December 18, 2018
They got a super pale, blond, blue-eyed model in a Wakanda Forever sweater… ???
— Cops Are Absurd Here (@sanefacade) December 18, 2018
— Jesuorobo Enobakhare Jr (@Jesuorobo) December 18, 2018