Virgil Abloh Breaks Silence On Looting Comments And $50 Donation Backlash

The Louis Vuitton and Off-White designer faced criticism over his remarks and actions amid the George Floyd protests.

6/3/2020 8:30:00 AM

The Louis Vuitton and Off-White designer faced criticism over his remarks and actions amid the George Floyd protests.

The Louis Vuitton and Off-White designer faced criticism over his remarks and actions amid the George Floyd protests.

On Monday, Ablohposted a lengthy explanation and apologyto his followers, attempting to clarify his position on the damaged stores and those who stole from them.He said that he felt “sick that George Floyd and generations of black people have been unjustly killed by the police” and that he was “proud to stand in solidarity with every movement to eradicate racism and police violence.”

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“Yesterday I spoke about how my stores and stores of friends were looted. I apologize that it seemed like my concern for those stores outweighed my concern for our right to protest injustice and express our anger and rage in this moment,” he wrote.In addition, Abloh, who is also artistic director of Louis Vuitton’s menswear, offered up an explanation for that $50 donation to bail funds and for posting about it. Screenshots of the donation had quickly gone viral on Twitter, where many pointed out that $50 was far less than the cost of many products from Off-White.

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Virgil Abloh Breaks Silence On Looting Comments And $50 Donation BacklashThe Louis Vuitton and Off-White designer faced criticism over his remarks and actions amid the George Floyd protests. George Floyd died for no cause... His life now has NO meaning... He has been forgotten. He is done and over with. Please Thank All the low life SELFISH THUGS everywhere whose own lives have no meaning only enough to steal in the name of George Floyd. He’s canceled, don’t even mention his name or talk about this clown anymore Ent every Brother ain't a Brother as said by MrChuckD

Louis Vuitton Director Virgil Abloh Ridiculed Over $50 Protester DonationMany Twitter users expressed their frustration over Virgil's donation by comparing his $50 pledge to several items from Off-White, a Milan-based luxury fashion label. TooFab TooFab Really ?!! TooFab Ever think maybe he did this on purpose to make a point.

Virgil Abloh Roasted for Only Donating $50 to ProtestersHis brand Off-White is best known for $1,000 hoodies. So he’s not a designer OR a role model. Go figure Bully him until he gives more

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The Virgil Abloh Backlash“In response to questions about the building anger, Mr. Abloh sent a lengthy statement to The Times addressing the issue of racism and clarifying his posts and record, and then decided to rescind it.” WrittenByHanna LMFAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Keep it WrittenByHanna Who cares 💀

Virgil Abloh Issues Apology About His $50 Donation to Protestors’ Bail FundsVirgil Abloh clarified that he’s donated more than $50 to organizations supporting the Black Lives Matter movement — details You already canceled buddy. Re donate and add about four more 0s and maybe you can salvage yourself. Anything that comes to mind and you write it... you meant every word!!! Before you push “send” you had to see and dictate to your fingers what to type!!!! You meant every word in your post!!!! BLM