No One At Zara Thought This ‘White Is the New Black’ Tee Was a Bad Idea?

zara
(Image via)

Listen, Zara. We get it. You’re from Spain. You have weird interpretations of racism there. We make a weird deal out of everything because of our racially fraught history. Yadda yadda. But also, like, no US buyers thought this fucking t-shirt was suspect? Everyone just assumed that you were capitalizing on a clever Orange is the New Black riff/general fashion cliche? Nobody kept in mind that we live in a black hole of celebrity cultural misappropriation?

Nobody was like:

Bu8BsMRIcAIUaGl

Or:

tumblr_mzsi60sY9a1qc4ihxo1_1280

Or directed them to this?

Okay, Zara. You just keep doing you. The rest of us will be over here. Not purporting that anything is the new black, but specifically not caucasian girls holding their blonde locks back with pink polish manicured hands.

[h/t Complex]

Filed Under |
© 2014 Styleite, LLC   |   About UsAdvertiseNewsletterJobsPrivacyUser AgreementDisclaimerContactArchives RSS

Dan Abrams, Founder
  1. Mediaite
  2. The Mary Sue
  3. Styleite
  4. The Braiser
  5. SportsGrid
  6. Gossip Cop