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First Gucci, Now Burberry: Fashion Line Under Fire for Noose on Runway

Because a noose is high fashion, yea?

Burberry sent a model down the runway wearing a noose around her neck, and people are not happy about it.

Just before this, Gucci drew ire after releasing a “blackface” sweater. Many celebs and fans of Gucci called for a boycott of the brand, including 50 Cent and T.I., who also got into beef with Floyd Mayweather who refused to stop wearing and supporting the brand.

Now, Burberry is taking the heat after using a noose as an accessory on the runway during fashion week.

Even the model who donned the dreaded noose spoke out, writing “Suicide is not fashion. It is not glamorous nor edgy and since this show is dedicated to the youth expressing their voice.”

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@burberry @riccardotisci17 Suicide is not fashion. It is not glamorous nor edgy and since this show is dedicated to the youth expressing their voice, here I go. Riccardo Tisci and everyone at Burberry it is beyond me how you could let a look resembling a noose hanging from a neck out on the runway. How could anyone overlook this and think it would be okay to do this especially in a line dedicated to young girls and youth. The impressionable youth. Not to mention the rising suicide rates world wide. Let’s not forget about the horrifying history of lynching either. There are hundreds of ways to tie a rope and they chose to tie it like a noose completely ignoring the fact that it was hanging around a neck. A massive brand like Burberry who is typically considered commercial and classy should not have overlooked such an obvious resemblance. I left my fitting extremely triggered after seeing this look (even though I did not wear it myself). Feeling as though I was right back where I was when I was going through an experience with suicide in my family. Also to add in they briefly hung one from the ceiling (trying to figure out the knot) and were laughing about it in the dressing room. I had asked to speak to someone about it but the only thing I was told to do was to write a letter. I had a brief conversation with someone but all that it entailed was “it’s fashion. Nobody cares about what’s going on in your personal life so just keep it to yourself” well I’m sorry but this is an issue bigger than myself. The issue is not about me being upset, there is a bigger picture here of what fashion turns a blind eye to or does to gain publicity. A look so ignorantly put together and a situation so poorly handled. I am ashamed to have been apart of the show. #burberry. I did not post this to disrespect the designer or the brand but to simply express an issue I feel very passionate about.

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Frankly, we fail to see how this was all just a “mistake.” These labels need to get it together, because this is pathetic. Anyone who buys this crap may also need some help.

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