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Gucci has pulled a $890 sweater from its assortment after receiving an onslaught of backlash from individuals who deemed the merchandise offensive. The turtleneck black wool balaclava sweater covers the nostril and features a pink cut-out for the mouth, baring a powerful resemblance to blackface.

In the wake of the general public outcry, the luxury fashion brand has issued an apology on its Twitter account.

“Gucci deeply apologizes for the offense attributable to the wool balaclava jumper,” it reads. “We can affirm that the merchandise has been instantly faraway from our on-line retailer and all bodily shops. We take into account variety to be a basic worth to be totally upheld, revered, and on the forefront of each resolution we make.

“We are totally dedicated to rising variety all through our group and turning this incident into a robust studying second for the Gucci workforce and past.”

Despite Gucci’s apology, many individuals weren’t so fast to forgive. Some couldn’t consider it even made it previous the manufacturing stage, not to mention be offered on the corporate’s web site. Others identified fellow luxurious trend model Prada additionally launched some questionable merchandise.

Check out the reactions under.

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