Welp. . .Go ahead and add Burberry to the cast of fashion brands who have recently rubbed the world the wrong way!
Did you hear about their Hoodie that comes with a NOOSE for a drawstring??? Wait til TI hears about this one smh.
Models, mental health advocates and social media users were left reeling with anger after Burberry sent a model down the runway with a noose around her neck at its London Fashion Week show on Sunday.
The horrifying item made from the drawstrings of a hooded sweatshirt was criticized by model Liz Kennedy. Kennedy walked in the Burberry show and wrote a now-viral Instagram post about the item on Monday, alongside three pictures of the noose.
One of the pictures was a screenshot taken from Burberry’s chief creative officer Riccardo Tisci’s Instagram about the Autumn/Winter 2019 collection, which has since been removed.
“Suicide is not fashion,” Kennedy wrote in her post, pointing out that impressionable youth, rising suicide rates and the “horrifying history of lynching” should be enough to stop a brand from presenting something that resembles a noose.
Kennedy also said that she was “extremely triggered” by the noose as she’s experienced suicide in her family. Continue reading [HERE].
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