Consumers attack Dolce & Gabbana over ‘slave sandal’

The fashion brand has changed the name of a recently released sandal after social media fans lashed out. No apology has been issued.

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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”:

Dolce & Gabbana. I love you, but why are you glorifying slavery? #slavesandals #fashionfail #marketingfail

— fEROSh Lifestyle (@FeroshLifestyle) March 3, 2016

The name choice made one young fashionista “want to throw up”:

Dolce & Gabbana doesn’t understand what’s going on. They’re soaked up in their Eurocentric lifestyle & makes me want to throw up.

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