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Burberry Honestly Thought It Was OK To Send A Model Down The Runway Wearing A Noose

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During 2019’s London Fashion Week, fashion retailer Burberry debuted a highly controversial outfit.

The ensemble featured a noose hanging from the neck of the model who wore it.

No, we are not kidding.

See it here:

Burberry apologized for their choice almost immediately, saying the hoodie was attempting to reference a “nautical theme.” 

Many Twitter users refused to believe a noose hanging from someone’s neck was truly an honest oversight.

One of the outfits most vocal critics was a model who worked the catwalk: Liz Kennedy. 

It seems Burberry was alerted to people’s negative feelings many times leading up to the show.

Under those circumstances, many Twitter users thought the company’s apology was somewhat lacking.

With suicide rates rising worldwide, the image of a noose hanging from a young person’s neck is a chilling image to say the least.

Some believe there are even more sinister reasons for Burberry’s misstep. 

Twitter users were outraged to the point of boycott.

Hopefully Burberry learns their lesson from this incident, but the chances seem low after they failed to realize the offensiveness of this idea prior to its execution.


Written by Collin Gossel

Collin Gossel is a writer and comedian living in Brooklyn, New York, but there are nights when he looks up at the stars and wistfully thinks to himself “there’s got to be more out there…” You can catch Collin improvising new musicals every Tuesday night at the Magnet Theater’s Musical Megawatt, or follow his unfiltered thoughts on Twitter and Instagram @CollinGossel.--