Gucci Pulls Sweater Resembling Blackface From its Website

Gucci has received intense backlash for its $890 "Balaclava knit top"

February 07, 2019 - 12:08 pm

By Erin Thibeau

As Virginia's governor and attorney general are both embroiled in blackface scandals, actor Liam Neeson revealed he once thought of killing a random black person out of a racist revenge fantasy and now a luxury fashion brand is being called out for incorporating racist imagery into its product line. 

Related: President Trump Weighs in on Virginia Blackface Controversy

Gucci has received intense backlash for its $890 "Balaclava knit top," which many people say resembles blackface makeup.

Gucci has pulled the sweater from its online and physical stores and released an apology, calling the uproar a "powerful learning moment" for the company.