Forever21 under fire for using white model for Wakanda Forever merch

20 Décembre, 2018, 01:08 | Auteur: Christine Menetries
  • Forever 21 got roasted for putting a white guy in a Wakanda sweater. Is this your king

Considering the film's success, it only makes sense that brands have capitalized on the popularity and are making their own merchandise around the film.

Wakanda (is) forever, but Forever 21 is canceled for some outraged fans.

Clearly, there is nothing wrong with a white person wearing the sweater, however, thinking about what the comic book and the movie are about, it appears to be out of touch to not use a Black model.

Following the backlash, Forever 21 deleted the tweet and removed the image of the white model in the sweater from the website.

Forever 21 got roasted for putting a white guy in a Wakanda sweater. Is this your king

"Hey @Foever21, In what universe did you think it was ok to feature a white model in Wakanda gear?" We celebrate all superheroes with many different models of various ethnicities and apologize if the photo in question was offensive in any way'.

'Forever 21 takes feedback on our products and marketing extremely seriously, ' the company's statement said.

The choice to have a white model instead of someone Black modeling the Black Panther merch ignited a tweet storm from angry customers. Even people on Twitter began to sound off.

The collection was later pulled and the retailer offered an apology, similar to the "Black Panther" one. Two other Black Panther-themed items were still shown with models.

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