Prada suffers backlash over ‘racist’ window display

The Italian luxury fashion house, Prada, has been slammed over a presumable racist window display, though the company has denied the claims.

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Chinyere Ezie, a staff attorney for the Center for Constitutional Rights, called out a Prada store in New York on Twitter for the use of blackface.

In a Tweet, Ezie shared more photos of Prada’s display of black monkeys with inflated red lips that resembled depictions of blackface from the 20th century. Sharing the photos he wrote;

Thanks to #blackface @Prada, now you can take #sambo home with you for the holidays #StopRacism #StopBlackface #StopPrada

The brand, Prada, responded to the allegation, denying any form of racism, they wrote;

That the monkey-like character is part of its Pradamalia line, which the company’s website describes as the brand’s “new family of mysterious creatures.” The company insists that none of the charms are meant to be racist.

Although, the display has been removed at the Prada store after the backlash over blackface allegations from the public.

266 Comments

  1. Do they have to keep assaulting blacks….they really got to stop Racistism…. We all humans why wasn’t the brand a fair monkey if they weren’t really racists

  2. No matter how he tries to fabricate the issue, the fact remains that most white people are still practicing racism whether conspicuously or secretively

  3. At this mordern world we still practice racism ,may God forgive them and I hope Nigeria will take note of this .

  4. This issue of racism is a very critical issues but since all this years and preaching that we should end racism. We are one and God created us in different colors so why the segregation

  5. If Prada denies that it’s display has no racism link why did they removed it… I Prada should be sued.

  6. They better make away with that so-called monkey logo. No matter the grammar painted qualifying it’s use, will never be accepted by the blacks. Am sure more 50%of prada customers are blacks

  7. This racism of a thing is killing Black’s, they face different assault just because they are black skinned! Say no to racism!!!

  8. Before calling people out, let’s be careful to ensure we are not reading wrong meanings to their actions

  9. So because it is black it is now considered racist.. Y are we blacks so insecure… Sincerely why, must we tag everything ad racism!?

  10. They could be right that it is about their new brand . I don’t think as a,known fashion brand they will risk depicting racism right in front of their store

  11. No matter how u try to paint racism, people of this age will identify it
    Therefore let’s stop racism it has never helped us rather destroy us

  12. We are one and God created us in different colors so why the racism is persistent
    this must stop, together we can stop it

  13. Some people do things thinking people will not be able to decipher it’s meaning. We have to be careful with our actions because some persons can easily interprète it’s meaning even if it’s no what we meant.

  14. That was racism at its peak . I hope the Prada management can talk about it and issue an apology as soon as possible . Stop racism

  15. Well done for letting them know. Black is beautiful and we are proud of it. But if anyone over step their bounds, then well let them know where they belong

  16. Nigerians can be so unreasonable. Someone can’t make a design .. everything about Africa is backwards.. must everything have to do with culture.see what theman explained.youpeople should stop taking everything serious

  17. Racist advert and symbols should not be used in any form by well meaning people and establishment

  18. At 2018 racism is still seen in the news all the time.. Am hoping the world will soon move past this obstacle and explore men for who they are within

  19. We live in an educated generation, racist isn’t supported, their should be no discrimination of colours or race, people should learn to understand this point of mankind

  20. Racism can not be completely wiped out as tribalism too can not be eradicated completely though it is bad we just have to keep on fighting against it.

  21. Maybe they didn’t really mean it that way.Lets not form the habit of always assuming things in a negative way

  22. Racism can not be completely wiped out as tribalism too can not be eradicated completely though it is bad we just have to keep on fighting against it

  23. Is good that we have people that can speak out even though they deny it. We are all God’s creatures why racism

  24. Could this racism allegation be true and secondly, he has defended himself against the allegation, so if it is true, the victim can come out and quote him wrong

  25. It’s really hard for racism to be stopped. Racism is everywhere especially when the whites are dealing with the blacks.

  26. That’s good of you dear if we all in Nigeria can courageously speak bad about evil our country will be OK

  27. Due to the level of racism in the country, anything would be assumed to be racism which is very bad.though the company have defended the claim

  28. These attorneys that go about looking for cases to handle through inciting people. So, companies can no longer display their wares again for fear of misrepresentation? Well, thank God prada removed the display

  29. We keep fighting until racism is been eradicated.. You might deny the fact but Why didn’t Prada use white monkey? Why black.?

  30. That’s unfair it’s very bad may God help us in this world I believe that racism wer practice in every country.

  31. We as African you don’t want any resemblance of the dark history, let’s hope this is not what it means

  32. Is difficult for me to believe that this racism of a thing is still in existence since the world is well developed.

  33. No matter how he tries to fabricate the issue, the fact remains that most white people are still practicing racism whether conspicuously or secretively

  34. There’s nothing mysterious about a black monkey except when he’s actually representing the black race

  35. Do they have to keep assaulting blacks….they really got to stop Racistism…. We all humans why wasn’t the brand a fair monkey if they weren’t really racists…they should pls stop all this.

  36. If truly they are the one,they should be taken to the court of law and racism will not add anything good to means of livelihood but problem.

  37. The annoying part of this is that black people patronise them more. Yet they are still digging into the race thing.

  38. I don’t know why I can’t relate the display with anything racism like they rightly explained it could be their logo. I feel most of these racists issues comes from we blacks misinterpreting things. Am also against Racism sha

  39. Any body who does this racist stuff….companies and manufacturers in summary should be seriously fined….rubbish

  40. Well they need to give good explanation for this act of theirs and will really be bad for them if proven to be true.racism not a good thing

  41. I think they should put an end to racism completely because the God that created us isn’t a racist. Let us learn to live together without discrimination.

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