Who designed these? Who initially approved its released? Who thought it was appropriate?
When I seen these shoes I was appalled. I originally didn't want to blog about this, but my dance sister informed me that I should bring it to my viewers attention. These shoes, also known as the JS Roundhouse Mids, were designed by Jeremy Scott and expected to be released in August. However, after many raged about the painful memory that the shoes represented, Scott confirmed that the shoe will no longer be released.
"The attempt to commercialize and make popular more than 200 years of human degradation, where blacks were considered three-fifths human by our Constitution is offensive, appalling, and insensitive."
- Rev. Jesse Jackson
This is the shoe's designer, Jeremy Scott
Do you think because he is not black he didn't realize the effect his design would have on the black community?
What do you think?? Is this shoe racist?? Do you think the black community is overly sensitive? Should it still be released?
D'Mor J. "No Style, No Fashion. It's that simple.