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Andrew Christian pulls "Slave" harness after backlash

Andrew Christian just got itself into some serious mess. The company is pulling photos from their retail site that feature a Black model wearing a harness that repeatedly says the word "slave" on it.


But it sounded so tasteful!

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by Anonymousreply 33Last Friday at 10:17 AM

They should pull it because it's so fucking tacky looking anyway.

by Anonymousreply 111/11/2020

What's the bet that they were trying to provide model diversity by using a black model to show off the underwear (if you can call it that!) and it has all bitten them in the ass. Probably should have thought a lot harder about what they clothed the model in. Oops!

by Anonymousreply 211/11/2020

Oh, for God's sake....

by Anonymousreply 311/11/2020

Yes, of course "slave" is part of BDSM culture, but this was clearly a very stupid move by Andrew Christian.

I mean, this is what happens when you only (or primarily) have only white people in positions of power (whether internally or at their agency.) I'm a, quote, "person of color," and have worked in marketing and advertising for fifteen years -- primarily on the client side. I love our current agency, but the creatives on our account are all white. Very talented, very nice people, but they miss things like this all the time. I'm often having to remind them that we need to consider the POV of a diverse audience. This is why representation matters -- it's not just a "nice to have," it's good for business.

by Anonymousreply 411/11/2020

I never would have even noticed the model. It's just so damned ugly. If I came home and found my boyfriend in that I would kick him out of the house quicker than lightning.

by Anonymousreply 511/11/2020

is that a tattoo of a dreamcatcher i see??

Cultural appropriation much??

by Anonymousreply 611/11/2020

Since the model was black (and they don't traditionally have those) it's quite clear they knew exactly what they were doing.

by Anonymousreply 711/11/2020

Actually, r7, they do use some black models.

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by Anonymousreply 811/11/2020

He ain't black!

by Anonymousreply 911/11/2020

Wasn’t AC supposed to be cancelled awhile ago for some other racially insensitive campaign or product?

by Anonymousreply 1011/12/2020

Why did the model agree?

by Anonymousreply 1111/12/2020

I didn't mean the guy pictured at r8 is black (that's the Persian porn star Arad Winwin), but that if you click that link you'll see some black models at Andrew Christian's website.

by Anonymousreply 1211/12/2020

He should relaunch this but in a more savvy and careful way with either white models or a group photo with models from a range of ethnic backgrounds. Too hot looking a garment to totally ditch because of a notched launch.

by Anonymousreply 1304/06/2021

Aw Jesus Christ.

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by Anonymousreply 1404/06/2021

I don’t get the offense. slave/Master is sex play 101

by Anonymousreply 1504/06/2021

I agree r15 but in terms of being savvy and avoiding the damage and distraction of a backlash a slight change in tactic would be best for the launch or rather relaunch.

by Anonymousreply 1604/06/2021

[quote]I don’t get the offense

I do -- that "outfit" offends my eyes. Do people actually buy/wear this or is it another International Male we're-in-on-the-joke situation?

by Anonymousreply 1704/06/2021

[quote]I don’t get the offense.

You don't get the offense over slavery? Over putting a black model in a harness that says "slave" all over it? Just because you like "sexplay."

good lord.

by Anonymousreply 1804/06/2021

The correct term is now "Enslaved Person." That would be acceptable on the harness.

by Anonymousreply 1904/06/2021

[quote]I'm a, quote, "person of color,"

Honey, if you use the word, why the punctuation?

by Anonymousreply 2004/06/2021

I think the real scandal is that the model is covering up what I'm sure is his considerable sizemeat.

by Anonymousreply 2104/06/2021

r21 Outrageous I agree!!

by Anonymousreply 2204/06/2021

I have yet to find anything in the Andrew Christian underwear collection that isn't tacky. It's tacky stripper wear some guys think makes them look stripper level of sexy (spoiler alert: no, it doesn't!).

Personally I prefer Rufskin. They don't go that much overboard with their colors (except for their sportswear, of course).

by Anonymousreply 2304/06/2021

Paired with size 14 stilettos, it’s the perfect ensemble for dinner at the Country Club with Mother.

by Anonymousreply 2404/06/2021

Good lord that is ugly. The designer should be fired.

by Anonymousreply 2504/06/2021

If they had only seen the President's Day show I saw at Jackie 60/Mother with Dean Johnson dressed as Lincoln sat in a chair like his Memorial and two freed black slaves showing their oral gratitude toward him. Emancipation Proclamation indeed.

A mere harness seems positively Hallmark.

by Anonymousreply 2604/06/2021

Dean Johnson was murdered by a tender-to-the-touch sufferer of fibromyalgia. Those people are dangerous!

[quote] Saleh was a john willing to turn over about $1,500 for a night of rough sex with Johnson, even though he spent some of his time in a wheelchair because of intense pain

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by Anonymousreply 2704/06/2021

Great. Now Jeremy O. Harris will definitely win the Tony. Thanks a lot, Andrew Christian.

by Anonymousreply 2804/06/2021

Jeremy O. Harris was always going to win the Tony. Broadway is woke, you know.

by Anonymousreply 2904/06/2021

r24 Gosh you are naughty!!

by Anonymousreply 3004/07/2021

It’s Andrew Christian. All the gay whores and twinks will buy it because of the brand. It’s overpriced garbage.

by Anonymousreply 31Last Thursday at 4:41 AM

How much did that little number cost? The item not the model.

by Anonymousreply 32Last Thursday at 4:50 AM

r32 Are you tempted into considering a purchase?!

by Anonymousreply 33Last Friday at 10:17 AM
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