Another day, another company with an insensitive product foolishly aimed at millennials to no avail.
Dolce & Gabbana is the latest company to release a product that is receiving backlash online.
The luxury brand released a new sneaker that is in really bad taste and truly just baffling.
The shoe features blinged out embellishments and “catchy” phrases like “so fab!” and “love you more”, and the the phrase under fire: “I’m thin & gorgeous”
My first question is why?
Follow up question: how? How did this product pass so many rounds of approval without a single person raising a red flag?
Stefano Gabbana has since responded by posting headlines about the response to the shoes to Instagram with the caption,
“Thank you for make our brand more popular with this stupid info ❤❤❤❤ we love you ❤❤❤ I’M THIN AND GORGEOUS For a writing on a shoe”
I don’t even think I need to get into a side rant about what is wrong with this. It’s just ludicrous.
It really feels like every day there’s product or company facing criticism for similarly thoughtless products or campaigns, and for good reason. From Zara’s racist shorts, Victoria’s Secret all-white “what’s hot” list, to the groan-worthy Pepsi ad, it’s getting absurd.
It seems like companies need to stop trying so hard. They seem like obnoxious attempts at being relatable that turn into money-grabbing schemes that fall flat.
PS- Less important but also relevant, the shoes are super ugly and pushing $1,000. Do I just not understand fashion?
Allie Bush is a Contributing Writer at Femestella. She is interested in creating and sharing entertaining and engaging content, in whatever form it may take. She is a proud TV junkie and in her spare time can be found watching late night talk shows, talking about Chrissy Teigen or Amy Poehler, or eating off of other people’s plates.