Burberry Hoodie at LFW 2019 + 6 More Brands Involved in Nasty Scandals


Burberry executives said they were “deeply sorry” for featuring a hoodie with a suicide implication at the London Fashion Week.

Check out other that were involved in the major scandals on Nexter.org.


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At London Fashion Week 2019, Burberry introduced hoodie that featured a noose around the neck. They later apologized for that.

“We are deeply sorry for the distress caused by one of the products that featured in our A/W 2019 runway collection,” Marco Gobbetti, Burberry chief executive officer to CNN.

“Though the design was inspired by the marine theme that ran throughout the collection, it was insensitive and we made a mistake,” he added.


Dolce & Gabbana

Dolce & Gabbana released an ad for Chinese consumers. The woman in the ad wears a red Western-style dress and tries to understand the meaning of European culture.

The woman is so confused that she uses the chopsticks to eat the spaghetti. People found this ad racist and culturally inappropriate.

“That’s explicit racism,” one person commented on Weibo, Chinese social media. “D&G’s stereotyping China. [The videos] only show the brand’s outdated view about China.”


Louis Vuitton vs Pooey Puitton

Source: Facebook

Los Angeles-based MGA Entertainment made a poop-like purse and filled a lawsuit against Louis Vuitton as the French brand interfered with its sales.

“On or around December 7, 2018, Louis Vuitton claimed to one of MGA’s customers that the Pooey name and Pooey product infringed upon or diluted one or more of Louis Vuitton trademarks,” the complaint stated, even though “no reasonable consumer would mistake the Pooey product for a Louis Vuitton handbag.”

“The use of the Pooey name and Pooey product in association with a product line of ‘magical unicorn poop’ is intended to criticize or comment upon the rich and famous, the Louis Vuitton name, the LV marks, and on their conspicuous consumption,” MGA states.


Victoria’s Secret 

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CMO of Limited  Ed Razek‘s comment on the complaint that there are no transgender models in Victoria’s Secret fashion show:

“It’s like, why doesn’t your show do this? Shouldn’t you have transsexuals in the show? No. No, I don’t think we should. Well, why not? Because the show is a fantasy. It’s a 42-minute entertainment special. That’s what it is.”

Surely, he later apologized for the comment.


Forever 21

The company released a photo of white models wearing the shirts emblazoned with logos that read, “Ice Cube,” “City Of Compton” and “N.W.A.: The World’s Most Dangerous Group” as a promo for their new collection “Straight Outta Compton.”

Forever 21 was bashed for the cultural insensitivity.


American Apparel

Source: American Apparel

The American retailer is the leader among sexually suggestive ads and promo campaigns.

The brand has been caught up in scandals multiple times.


Victoria’s Secret again

Victoria’s Secret changed an ad campaign in 2014 from “The Perfect ‘Body’ ” to “A Body for Every Body.”

The reason was that a Change.org petition requested that the lingerie company apologize and change the slogan. It had over 27,000 signatures.

“Every day women are bombarded with advertisements aimed at making them feel insecure about their bodies in the hope that they will spend money on products that will supposedly make them happier and more beautiful,” the petition reads.

“All this does is perpetuate low self-esteem among women who are made to feel that their bodies are inadequate and unattractive because they do not fit into a narrow standard of beauty. It contributes to a culture that encourages serious health problems such as negative body image and eating disorders.”

See also, a provocative fashion show with memes on flowy gowns:


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Burberry Hoodie at LFW 2019 + 6 More Brands Involved in Nasty Scandals
Burberry Hoodie at LFW 2019 + 6 More Brands Involved in Nasty Scandals
Burberry executives said they were "deeply sorry" for featuring a hoodie with a suicide implication at the London Fashion Week. Check out other brands that were involved in the major scandals on Nexter.org. 

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