Vogue veranderde de naam van de omstreden oorbellen na een golf aan protest op twitter en blogs wereldwijd.
Italian Vogue is at the centre of a small but potent degree of Twitter outrage today, after a recently published article on hoop earrings was shared online. The earrings themselves aren’t the issue, it’s the description that goes with it which caused one tweeter to exclaim: “What the blinding f.ck?”
The post reads: “Jewellery has always flirted with circular shapes, especially for use in making earrings. The most classic models are the slave and creole styles in gold hoops.”
It goes on to say: “If the name brings to the mind the decorative traditions of the women of colour who were brought to the southern Unites States during the slave trade, the latest interpretation is pure freedom. Colored stones, symbolic pendants and multiple spheres. And the evolution goes on.”
Race is a persistent issue in fashion; Jezebel blogged that February’s New York fashion week was the “whitest in years” and French Vogue surprised many by painting a white model black during one fashion shoot. Lees Verder