A screenshot has surfaced of Joey bashing the brand over its new Friends With You collaborative effort.
Various social media users have exploded over the minstrel-looking apparel.
Wow. Saddening. RT @Itsraddyhoe: Black people, by all means, do not spend your money with Moncler. pic.twitter.com/2jeFRauGuJ
— Tina and Jeff's Boy (@CoryTownes) July 14, 2016
I'm not saying Moncler's new line is racist but…. pic.twitter.com/pJrF4WbCpX
— eri (@ericabaguma) July 14, 2016
The company has since issued a statement and apologized for any misunderstandings.
Moncler & FriendsWithYou pic.twitter.com/MJtJ54HOK6
— Moncler (@Moncler) July 15, 2016
Buzz developed earlier this week about Moncler’s controversial rollout.
Outwear label Moncler has joined the embarrassing list of companies that didn’t check in with their Black friends before going full throttle with production of racially insensitive merchandise. The brand recently launched a new collaboration with art collective Friends With You, which includes jackets and bags baring images resembling the blackface figures seen in minstrel shows. (ESSENCE)