Do you think these Adidas sneakers are offensive?
Adidas seems to have caused quite a bit of controversy after uploading a photo of the new Jeremy Scott x adidas Roundhouse Mid “Handcuffs” to their Facebook page. Turns out some people are outraged accusing the brand of racism claiming the shackles are symbolic of African slavery. One commenter writes, “Please tell me this is FAKE. I am not hearing these Adidas Amistad Originals,“
Of course not all fans of the brand are offended, another Facebook commenter writes, ”not every thing with a chain is related to slavery people…..”
In quick response to the controversy, Adidas told The Huffington Post: “The design of the JS Roundhouse Mid is nothing more than the designer Jeremy Scott’s outrageous and unique take on fashion and has nothing to do with slavery. Jeremy Scott is renowned as a designer whose style is quirky and lighthearted. Any suggestion that this is linked to slavery is untruthful.”
Do you think the shoes are offensive?
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