Gucci Apologizes For Sweater That Resembles Blackface

Update: On Sunday, Harlem designer and stylist Dapper Dan (who is the subject of Gucci\'s latest book) addressed the controversy in a statement posted on his Instagram.\"I am a Black man before I am a brand,\" he wrote. \"Another fashion house has gotten it outrageously wrong. There is no excuse nor apology that can erase this kind of insult. The CEO of Gucci has agreed to come from Italy to Harlem this week to meet with me, along with members of the community and other industry leaders. There cannot be inclusivity without accountability. I will hold everyone accountable.\"This story was originally published on February 7, 2019.Late Wednesday, Gucci apologized on Twitter after one of its products sparked outrage for its resemblance to blackface. \"Gucci deeply apologizes for the offense caused by the wool balaclava jumper,\" the brand\'s statement began. \"We can confirm that the item has been immediately removed from our online store and physical stores.\"The statement continues: \"We consider