Harlem native and celebrity designer Dapper Dan works with Gucci and holds the brand responsible for its wrongdoing. The CEO of Gucci and Dapper Dan sat down in Harlem to discuss the brand's wrongdoing. The company announced they will be more mindful and hire more people of color to avoid this issue in the future.
Everyone is not as accepting and believe brands are purposely being offensive to gain attention. In today's society, some find it hard to believe that major fashion houses would be so clueless as to think blackface and nooses are fashion. Some are even calling it a publicity strategy and say African Americans should simply start to support their own brands.