‘Suicide is not fashion’: Burberry apologizes for hoodie with noose

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‘Suicide is not fashion’: Burberry apologizes for hoodie with noose at London Fashion Week
https://www.rt.com/news/452009-burberry-...de-racism/

INTRO: Fashion giant Burberry has apologized after featuring a hoodie with a noose around the neck during its showcase at London Fashion Week, spark a wave of outrage over insensitivity towards suicide and racism. One of its own models, Liz Kennedy, lambasted the brand for whom she is an ambassador, decrying both main connotations of the offending noose, saying: “Suicide is not fashion... Let’s not forget about the horrifying history of lynching either.”

MORE: https://www.bbc.com/news/newsbeat-47302587

VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2yzNcEFAhs



Jussie Smollett faces prison, career ruin if he lied about attack (faux-victim style)
https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/...ut-n973531

EXCERPT: . . . If Smollett falsified a police report, the charge is a Class 4 felony in Illinois, and carries a potential sentence of one to three years in prison. Smollett could also be ordered to pay restitution to compensate for the cost of the Chicago Police Department investigation. [...]

Smollett told police that two men attacked him at 2 a.m. [Jan29], poured bleach on him, and put a noose around his neck. He also claimed they told him that it was “MAGA country,” a reference to Donald Trump’s campaign slogan. Chicago investigators are now seeking to speak with Smollett.

Federal investigators are also probing a threatening letter that was sent to the “Empire” set. The letter included homophobic language and contained a white powder, which was later determined to be a crushed painkiller tablet. Should that letter turn out to be fake, federal prosecutors could also pursue a mail fraud charge, legal experts say.

Andrew Weisberg, a former prosecutor in the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office, said Smollett could get probation, assuming that he has a clean record. Update: NBC News reported Tuesday, and Variety confirmed, that Smollett pleaded no contest in 2007 to three misdemeanor counts stemming from a DUI incident in Los Angeles, including one count of giving false information to the police. [...] He was sentenced to three years of probation. Weisberg also said prosecutors may face pressure not to be lenient. “It’s a very high-profile case,” he said. “Prosecutors tend to be tougher because everybody’s watching. … I think they may come down hard, in terms of not reducing it to a misdemeanor.”

Steve Greenberg, a Chicago defense attorney [...] said it was likely, though, that Smollett would be allowed to plead to a misdemeanor, and not serve jail time. “They’re not going to ruin a guy’s life over this,” Greenberg said. “People make false reports all the time to the police. They get in a DUI, they call police and say, ‘My car was stolen.’ Ninety percent of the time, even if they’re charged with a felony, those people end up pleading to a misdemeanor.”

[...] Smollett ... may see endorsement opportunities and roles dry up if he is found to have been untruthful. ... “If he made this up, he broke the trust of a lot of his fans,” said Ray Drasnin, founder of Purple Penguin PR. “Say you lied and you’re sorry for that lie. Apologize to the people who have supported you, promise to make it up, and find a cause that’s near and dear to your heart and devote yourself to it.”

MORE: https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/...ut-n973531
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These companies know what they're doing, and bad publicity is sometimes better than none. No way I believe that they had no idea 'designing'' a giant noose to wear around one's neck, wouldn't trigger the general public, and create a backlash. Oh, let's put out a bullshit apology and make it look like we are the most compassionate company in the world.  Rolleyes

And, Jussie Smollett should go to jail.
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(Feb 20, 2019 09:48 PM)Leigha Wrote: And, Jussie Smollett should go to jail.

Might be prison if it turns out that he also violated federal law by sending himself a threat through the mail.
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(Feb 20, 2019 08:22 PM)C C Wrote: ‘Suicide is not fashion’: Burberry apologizes for hoodie with noose at London Fashion Week
https://www.rt.com/news/452009-burberry-...de-racism/

INTRO: Fashion giant Burberry has apologized after featuring a hoodie with a noose around the neck during its showcase at London Fashion Week, spark a wave of outrage over insensitivity towards suicide and racism. One of its own models, Liz Kennedy, lambasted the brand for whom she is an ambassador, decrying both main connotations of the offending noose, saying: “Suicide is not fashion... Let’s not forget about the horrifying history of lynching either.”

MORE: https://www.bbc.com/news/newsbeat-47302587

VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2yzNcEFAhs

i thought burberry were a top brand.


i thought they had a reputation for uncompromising excellence in quality and style.

it seems i was wrong
without over sight they are just a cheap knock-off shop

they may as well tie a giant dildo to the front of their shirt and model that.

(Feb 20, 2019 09:48 PM)Leigha Wrote: And, Jussie Smollett should go to jail.

lol

who requires justice ?
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(Feb 21, 2019 04:42 AM)RainbowUnicorn Wrote:
(Feb 20, 2019 08:22 PM)C C Wrote: ‘Suicide is not fashion’: Burberry apologizes for hoodie with noose at London Fashion Week
https://www.rt.com/news/452009-burberry-...de-racism/

INTRO: Fashion giant Burberry has apologized after featuring a hoodie with a noose around the neck during its showcase at London Fashion Week, spark a wave of outrage over insensitivity towards suicide and racism. One of its own models, Liz Kennedy, lambasted the brand for whom she is an ambassador, decrying both main connotations of the offending noose, saying: “Suicide is not fashion... Let’s not forget about the horrifying history of lynching either.”

MORE: https://www.bbc.com/news/newsbeat-47302587

VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2yzNcEFAhs

i thought burberry were a top brand.


i thought they had a reputation for uncompromising excellence in quality and style.

it seems i was wrong
without over sight they are just a cheap knock-off shop

they may as well tie a giant dildo to the front of their shirt and model that.

(Feb 20, 2019 09:48 PM)Leigha Wrote: And, Jussie Smollett should go to jail.

lol

who requires justice ?
It's illegal to fake a crime and file a false police report.
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(Feb 21, 2019 05:55 AM)Leigha Wrote:
(Feb 21, 2019 04:42 AM)RainbowUnicorn Wrote:
(Feb 20, 2019 08:22 PM)C C Wrote: ‘Suicide is not fashion’: Burberry apologizes for hoodie with noose at London Fashion Week
https://www.rt.com/news/452009-burberry-...de-racism/

INTRO: Fashion giant Burberry has apologized after featuring a hoodie with a noose around the neck during its showcase at London Fashion Week, spark a wave of outrage over insensitivity towards suicide and racism. One of its own models, Liz Kennedy, lambasted the brand for whom she is an ambassador, decrying both main connotations of the offending noose, saying: “Suicide is not fashion... Let’s not forget about the horrifying history of lynching either.”

MORE: https://www.bbc.com/news/newsbeat-47302587

VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2yzNcEFAhs

i thought burberry were a top brand.


i thought they had a reputation for uncompromising excellence in quality and style.

it seems i was wrong
without over sight they are just a cheap knock-off shop

they may as well tie a giant dildo to the front of their shirt and model that.

(Feb 20, 2019 09:48 PM)Leigha Wrote: And, Jussie Smollett should go to jail.

lol

who requires justice ?
It's illegal to fake a crime and file a false police report.

avoiding the question doesn't change the question
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Leigha answered your question. If it's illegal, the law requires justice.
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How soon will the history books tell a slightly different tale, just so no one is offended? Fake news and fake news reporting just a start IMHO. Hollywood westerns sans noose, coming soon to local Bijou. Meanwhile I see a lot of people with an ancient execution device hanging around their necks, some with a victim attached. I hope someone says something because I saw the Pope on TV wearing one.
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