Modehuset Burberry undskylder for selvmordslignende hættetrøje

Modebrandet Burberry undskylder, efter at en hættetrøje med løkke om halsen har fået kritik.

En hættetrøje fra brandet Burberry har vakt harme hos supermodellen Liz Kennedy. Nu siger Burberry undskyld. Henry Nicholls/Reuters Fold sammen
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En hættetrøje har fået den britiske modegigant Burberry til at undskylde efter stor kritik.

Det skriver BBC News.

Kritikken gik på, at snorene i hættetrøjen lignede en galge, der bliver brugt til hængning, og at den dermed ledte tankerne hen på selvmord.

Hættetrøjen blev vist ved Burberrys show under London Fashion Week, der netop er afholdt.

Det var en af Burberrys egne modeller, der rejste kritikken mod hættetrøjen.

»Selvmord er ikke mode. Det er ikke glamourøst, og showet er dedikeret til unge. Jeg forstår slet ikke, hvorfor Burberry har designet en hættetrøje med en løkke rundt om halsen,« skriver modellen Liz Kennedy på Instagram.

Vis dette opslag på Instagram

@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.

Et opslag delt af (@liz.kennedy_) den

Efter at Liz Kennedy ytrede sig på sin Instagram-konto, er kritikken nået til tops hos modegiganten.

Den administrerende direktør hos Burberry, Marco Gobbetti, fortæller nu, at de har begået en fejl.

»Jeg beklager dybt. Det var ufølsomt, og vi har begået en fejl,« siger Marco Gobbetti ifølge BBC News.

Tidligere på måneden modtog endnu et stort modebrand kritik.

Her var det Gucci, der forargede med en sort rulletrøje, der kunne trækkes over munden, så det lignede sortmalet hud og røde læber.

Rulletrøjen skabte vrede, da kritikere mente, at den gav associationer til slavetiden.

Efter kritikken ansatte Gucci en diversitetsdirektør for at undgå, at det sker igen.

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