Sunday, December 23, 2018

'Wakanda bulls**t is this?' Forever 21 draws outrage by using a white model with blue eyes and blond hair to showcase Black Panther sweater

Fashion retailer Forever 21 is facing backlash for selecting a white model with blue eyes and very blond hair to showcase a sweater tied to the Black Panther film.

The Los Angeles-based retailer raised eyebrows on Tuesday afternoon by tweeting an image of the white model showing off the Christmas sweater, which reads 'Wakanda Forever'.

The sweater is in reference to the 2018 Marvel film, which depicted the fictional African utopia of Wakanda and starred Chadwick Boseman as T'Challa, the Black Panther.

Following instant backlash, Forever 21's tweet was deleted, images of the white model were removed from the online store, and the company apologized in a statement to



Anonymous said...

In other words, it's a black movie for black people and the merchandise being offered is also for black people, whites need not apply or buy. Got it.


Anonymous said...

Oxymoron: African utopia.

Anonymous said...

Does this mean they can never show a black person wearing a Superman outfit? Or is it only racist the other way around?