It’s been a terrible month for popular brands around the world.
In April alone, Pepsi was blasted for using Black Lives Matter to sell their product and Nivea was dragged for suggesting “White Is Purity” in one of their new ads. Now, high-end line Dolce & Gabbana is being berated for a slogan plastered on one of their new products.
Stefano Gabbana, half of the famous duo, unveiled the brand’s new fall 2017 white sneaker on Instagram, which has the words, “I’m Thin & Gorgeous” written across it. The shoe, which was a collaboration with Japanese illustrator Jumpei Kawamura, was not well-received by social media users.
“Your caption is disgusting,” one person wrote. Another user commented, “Why is anyone surprised. This brand only ever catered to rich, skinny people, front the get go.” Someone else wrote, “You don’t think it’s a little unresponsible [sic] to push a message of ‘Thin and gorgeous’? I hope this will be followed by a message of inclusion of all bodies?”
After being completely slammed by Internet users, Gabbana actually had the nerve to fire back by posting on Instagram, “When idiocy distorts reality!!! Incredibile!!!! Next time we’ll write LOVE TO BE FAT AND FULL OF CHOLESTEROL.”
He then listed a few news outlets that reported on the critics going after the company.
The bigger question is: Will models standup and boycott the brand or at least boycott modeling the shoe?
CodeBlack Could Redeem Itself With New Omar Epps, Paula Patton Flick
No shade to CodeBlack Films, but it’s last flick, All Eyes On Me, was kind of a disaster. From the poor ratings and reviews, to stars like Jada Pinkett Smith and 50 Cent slamming the film, folks just weren’t feeling it.
But that may all change with their new movie Traffik. The action-packed thriller slated for theaters April 27, 2018 stars Omar Epps, Paula Patton and Laz Alonso, and it looks pretty darn good.
Peep the trailer below.
In the film, Brea (Paula Patton) and John (Omar Epps) are off for a romantic weekend in the mountains. Isolated at a remote estate, the couple are surprised by the arrival of two friends, another couple, Darren (Laz Alonso) and Malia (Roselyn Sanchez). Just when the weekend starts to get back on track, a violent biker gang turns up and begins to torment them. The foursome are forced to fight for their lives against a gang who will stop at nothing to protect their secrets.
The film is written and directed by Deon Taylor. Patton is also a producer.
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