Dolce & Gabbana has changed the name of one of its products after the fashion world lashed out in offense.
The fashion house named a pair of $2,400 footwear the “slave sandal,” and it didn’t take long for folks on Twitter to call the brand “insensitive”—among other things.
Those responsible for naming the sandal were accused of “glorifying slavery”:
The name choice made one young fashionista “want to throw up”:
Here are a few more negative reactions:
Brand managers have yet to issue a public apology, but D&G’s website has a new product name listed: "decorative flat sandal.” Saks Fifth Avenue is selling the shoes under the name “pompom leather lace-up sandal.”
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