By Bethany Morrison
Dolce & Gabbana has a long history of unlawful behavior in the industry. From their “thin and gorgeous” sneakers, to their “slave sandal” to their distasteful comments on gay families (Huffington Post). In recent news, the duo has mockingly been selling $245 T-shirts towards those wanting to boycott their brand. Unlike Dolce & Gabbana, countless brands have separated themselves from the Trump family and refuse to dress them. First Lady, Melania Trump faithfully wears D&G, meanwhile the company endlessly posts each time she wears one of their pieces. On a number of these posts, Stefano Gabbana has hash-tagged #BoycottDolce&Gabbana, to outrage those commenting against the brand (Mic).
Now this whole boycott t-shirt idea isn’t the first time we’ve seen something like this. When Beyoncé performed “Formation”, various people were politically outraged by it and wanted to put a stop at her career. She as result, launched Boycott Beyoncé t-shirts as a gesture of self-awareness and humor, regardless it was done with poise (The Atlantic). The difference between Dolce & Gabbana’s Boycott t-shirts and Beyoncé’s boycott t-shirts is the lengths one will reach to be trivial. Not only did Dolce & Gabbana release these t-shirts, they made it their duty to come out with a promotional video filled with people mocking protests (Mic).
The real question here is, who would consciously go out and buy a $245 for such a cause and mockery?
Bethany Morrison is a recent college graduate with a B.S. degree in Health Psychology and she has been writing for as long as she can remember. She thoroughly enjoys brainstorming her thoughts and is looking to one day pursue a Masters in both Health Psychology and Journalism.