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Demand for Balenciaga plunges after ‘racist’ sweatpants outrage


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Demand for Balenciaga products have tanked in the 48 hours since its $1,190 sagging sweatpants were dragged on social media as racist and a prime example of cultural appropriation.


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The backlash began with a TikTok video probing the “Trompe-L’Oeil” sweatpants, which come with built-in boxer shorts that are designed to peak out above the waistband — mimicking the style popularized in hip hop culture.

“This feels racist. This feels very racist, guys” TikTok user @mr200m__, real name Josiah Hyacinth, said, as another off-screen voice replies: “It is.”

“They have woven these boxers inside the trousers,” Hyacinth continued. The video, which has been viewed over 1.6 million times, is captioned: “You know when something feels racist @Balenciaga I have questions.”

“They’ve gentrified sagging,” user @6aptiste responded in one of over 3,300 comments on the video.


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NIH
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re: Demand for Balenciaga plunges after ‘racist’ sweatpants outrage
We need more sweatpants programs


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re: Demand for Balenciaga plunges after ‘racist’ sweatpants outrage
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“This feels racist. This feels very racist, guys” TikTok user @mr200m__, real name Josiah Hyacinth


White liberals always have the most problems with stuff


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re: Demand for Balenciaga plunges after ‘racist’ sweatpants outrage
This why we can’t have nice things. LOL


Fat and Happy
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re: Demand for Balenciaga plunges after ‘racist’ sweatpants outrage
I wonder what it is like to wake up and just feel victimized?

Life has got to be infinitely harder


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re: Demand for Balenciaga plunges after ‘racist’ sweatpants outrage
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This why we can’t have nice things. LOL



Well, I am not sure who is paying $1190 for sweatpants anyway.


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re: Demand for Balenciaga plunges after ‘racist’ sweatpants outrage
All these white people getting offended meanwhile they are probably selling like hot cakes if offered in urban America for $20.


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re: Demand for Balenciaga plunges after ‘racist’ sweatpants outrage
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“This feels racist. This feels very racist, guys” TikTok user @mr200m__, real name Josiah Hyacinth


White liberals always have the most problems with stuff


I mean, this one does feel kinda racist Although there are plenty of white trash running around with sagging pants, so I'm not sure you could make the argument that ghetto trash own the look

How stupid do you have to be as designer to even think this product was a good idea, let alone actually produce it?


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selling like hot cakes if offered in urban America for $20.


The price point is obviously why they are saying these are racist. In other words, racist people are assuming only white people can afford these.


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Well, I am not sure who is paying $1190 for sweatpants anyway.


No one in our zipcodes brah - but rest assured... someone is/was.


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re: Demand for Balenciaga plunges after ‘racist’ sweatpants outrage
$1,190.00 for sweatpants. Lol


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re: Demand for Balenciaga plunges after ‘racist’ sweatpants outrage
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I mean, this one does feel kinda racist


Does the fact that it's sewed make it racist? Or is it racist for anyone not black to have sagging sweatpants? I'm not understanding how this is prejudiced against black people because of the color of their skin.


stout
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re: Demand for Balenciaga plunges after ‘racist’ sweatpants outrage
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this one does feel kinda racist


Why?

Since when is fashion appreciation racist? Is it racist for a black person to wear velcro sandals and socks like a white middle-aged midwesterner?

It's like the people getting offended at other women honoring Asian culture wearing a kimono. FYI, it's usually not Asian women mad about it. It's white women.


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The target market isn’t racists - it’s idiots


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re: Demand for Balenciaga plunges after ‘racist’ sweatpants outrage
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Does the fact that it's sewed make it racist? Or is it racist for anyone not black to have sagging sweatpants? I'm not understanding how this is prejudiced against black people because of the color of their skin.


I obviously don't think it's actually racist. It's closer to cultural appropriation if anything, but like I said in the rest of my post, I'm not sure that black people own the sagging pants look.



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Why?

Since when is fashion appreciation racist? Is it racist for a black person to wear velcro sandals and socks like a white middle-aged midwesterner?

It's like the people getting offended at other women honoring Asian culture wearing a kimono. FYI, it's usually not Asian women mad about it. It's white women.


I see none of yall bothered to read past that line


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Social media has been our downfall


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stout
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re: Demand for Balenciaga plunges after ‘racist’ sweatpants outrage
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I see none of yall bothered to read past that line



No. I read it all. I thought this part was especially telling of your true feelings despite trying to appear middle of the road on it.

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How stupid do you have to be as designer to even think this product was a good idea, let alone actually produce it?


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Well, I am not sure who is paying $1190 for sweatpants anyway.


That's about $1170 too much for me. Only idiots would pay this much for sweat pants.


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LouisianaLady
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re: Demand for Balenciaga plunges after ‘racist’ sweatpants outrage
Black people love Balenciaga. What a weird outrage. Probably a bunch of white saviors on Twitter.


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