Moncler Faces Major Backlash Online for a New Collection Inspired by Racist Dolls

by Rachel Lubitz


“For its latest collection of overpriced puffy jackets and T-shirts, Moncler, the brand famously favored by Drake, printed a number of garments with a stylized version of a smiley face, with wide, white-rimmed eyes and a large red grin. When the collection debuted, criticism was swift: people on Twitter started to draw connections between Moncler’s new emblem and racist dolls, known as golliwogs, as well as racist depictions and imagery of black people from the late 19th century.”

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