Photo credit: Forever 21
Forever 21 is getting backlashed again over a racial debate!
On Tuesday, the clothing brand, Forever 21 posted a picture for their new sweater highlighting the movie “Wakanda Forever.” The model used for the new campaign appears to be Caucasian, and is shown wearing a knit sweater with a “Black Panther” design. The backlash stems from the fact that a lot of the POC (people of color) community feels that the model does not resemble what “Wakanda” stands for whatsoever.
The brand has since taken down the tweet and more photos of the model that advertised the $34.90 item online.
Critics say that a person of color should have been wearing the “Wakanda Forever” sweater because the film was known to bring unity to the POC community.
One person even tweeted, “Not even Wakanda can escape gentrification.”
I guess “Wakanda Forever” isn’t down for Forever 21.