I guess I'm a pretty angry person. Which is weird, because I don't feel angry all that often. Maybe it's like a particular smell; if you are around it long enough, you won't smell it anymore, but if it becomes more potent, or it smells like something else, you notice the change. Or something.
Oh also, nudity abound. You were warned.
Sneakers of the Day: Adidas is trying to quell an international sh*tstorm after pics of its new JS Roundhouse Mids sneakers were posted to Facebook late last week. ”Got a sneaker game so hot you lock your kicks to your ankles?” asks the tagline.
Facebook commenters accused the shoes of being offensive to African-Americans because the shackles evoke imagery of slavery.
“Adidas, you should be ashamed of yourselves. The mockery of oppression that has not been overcome,” one Facebook user wrote.
“Slavery isn’t a fashion example,” said another. “Everyone involved in this show should be fired ASAP! This is the new reason I won’t buy any Adidas anymore!”
A spokeswoman for Adidas responded with a statement: ”Jeremy Scott is renowned as a designer whose style is quirky and lighthearted and his previous shoe designs for Adidas Originals have, for example, included panda heads and Mickey Mouse. Any suggestion that this is linked to slavery is untruthful.”
a. i would so wear these, they’re cute as fuck. b. slavery was not exclusive to african-americans and to jump automatically to that conclusion is (honestly, imo) a disrespect to all peoples who suffered through slavery. (also, it calls into suspicion what is going on in a person’s head when they see shoes with orange ankle chains connected and automatically think of african-american slaves. prison issue orange + chain gang was not your first thought?) c. my pet monster inspired shoes ≠ slavery inspired + racist.
i don’t mean to offend anyone if i’m being ignorant… but really now? feel free to inbox me if you think i’m being a dick and tell me how i can improve, thanks!