Burberry pulls a sweatshirt with noose around the neckline, apologize

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By Elisha Fieldstadt

A sweatshirt presented on Sunday at Burberry's Fashion Week show in London and featuring a noose around the neckline was removed from its new line, according to the company's CEO.

"We are deeply sorry for the distress caused by any of the products presented in our [Autumn/Winter] Tempest Collection 2019, "said Marco Gobbetti in a statement.

Gobbetti added that the hoodie has been removed from the collection and all the images that represent it have been removed from the Burberry website.

A model parade at Burberry fashion show at London Fashion Week on February 17, 2019 in London.Estrop / WireImage

"Although the design was inspired by the marine theme of the collection, it was insensitive and we made a mistake," he said.

Riccardo Tisci, creative director of Burberry, who designed the show, is also excused.

"I am deeply sorry for the distress caused by one of my show's plays on Sunday," Tisci said in a statement. "Although the design was inspired by a nautical theme, I realize that it was insensitive.I have never intended to upset anyone.I will ensure that it does not happen again. "

The description of the Burberry's Tempest line published on the company's website indicates that these pieces "inspire contrasts in British culture and weather". But the description does not mention the sea or a nautical theme.

Liz Kennedy, who was on the show Tempest, posted Sunday photos of the sweatshirt on Instagram, pointing out that she had expressed concerns about the sweatshirt after leaving "my fitting extremely triggered after to have seen this look ".

"Suicide is not a fad, it's neither glamorous nor annoying," Kennedy wrote. "Let's also not forget the horrific history of lynching. There are hundreds of ways to tie a rope and they chose to tie it up like a noose, completely ignoring the fact that she was hanging around her neck. "

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