Fashion brand Gucci in hot soup again for selling a fake turban – for $800! …whaaaat!!!!
The ‘Indy Full Turban’ rips off the religiously significant Sikh headdress. The controversy comes just weeks after Gucci faced backlash for selling a ‘Blackface’ sweater. Since the backlash, the turban is currently unavailable to buy on the Nordstrom site, which is claiming that the items were ‘sold out.’
Read Tweet Responses Below:
“Seriously @Nordstrom @gucci ? The turban is one of the most important and symbolic articles of faith for Sikhs, and you’re selling it as a fashion accessory to make money? This isn’t the first time you’ve come under fire for cultural appropriation. Do better,” one Twitter user wrote.
“This is beyond aggravating. Did someone at @gucci even bother to figure out what a dastaar (turban) means to Sikhs? Did it cross your minds to consider the history behind our identity? My people are discriminated against, even killed, for wearing a turban. “