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Nike Pulls Balaclava due to *gang* connotations

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Just got sent this via @6Pennies...

 

Following backlash, Nike has pulled its balaclava, a piece of headgear designed to cover the majority of the face, from its shelves. Those opposed to the selling of the item insist that the company is promoting and profiting from gang culture.

Nike showcased the balaclava on a black male model, which also raised further concerns pertaining to racial stereotypes.

 

My opinion: The age of political correctness is undoubtedly in full swing and it makes me nervous to think what the eventual result to all this will be.

 

Anyhow, discuss...

 

 

https://www.highsnobiety.com/p/nike-balaclava-gang-culture/

 

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13 minutes ago, 6Pennies said:

Those snowflakes isolated one pic and snowballed it.... Same model for the entire collab.  How is one item gang-culture and the rest meaningless:
 

https://www.hanon-shop.com/blogs/news/nike-x-mmw

Their typical M.O.

 

Wait...just checked the drop..is that a mudflap for our ass? lol

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8 hours ago, 6Pennies said:

OTOH, I'd be down for a 12oz balaclava and/or neck gaiter.

Been a plan for a long time. Like I’ve said though (and not to keep making my life complicated) but don’t want to just slap a logo on a blank, even if I can eek out a tighter embroidery).  Trying my best to contribute back something new. 

 

Have some ideas and definitely planning on it though. 

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its just a balaclava

 

Adidas and under armor made their own balaclavas...needles and neighborhood also

 

so did palace, and supreme even used the Nike balaclavas for their FW 2016 shit

 

this is inconsequential....and deeply passive aggressive

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this is the supreme balaclava

 

its basically a nike blank with supreme branding

they didn't have to pull it off the shelvesnike.thumb.png.a2dd6994549cc2782f522296bbf5d383.png

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2 hours ago, glorydays said:

this is the supreme balaclava

 

its basically a nike blank with supreme branding

they didn't have to pull it off the shelvesnike.thumb.png.a2dd6994549cc2782f522296bbf5d383.png

Imagine being retarded enough to pull an armed robbery with some hypebeast gear on loll

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1 hour ago, misteraven said:

@glorydaysyou recall what these Supreme versions sold for at retail back then?

I believe they were 38$. 

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8 minutes ago, joynhappiness said:

It seems like we will be paying for the brand itself. 

Its Supreme, that goes without saying. Just gotta be quick to cop and not get hammered by the resellers. The first drop of FW18 still has a bunch of stuff available.

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On 10/14/2018 at 11:21 PM, Brink said:

waiting on that 12oz balaclava still for sure

I thin what actually makes this is not necessarily the Balaclava but the entire ensemble. 

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3 hours ago, misteraven said:

I thin what actually makes this is not necessarily the Balaclava but the entire ensemble. 

Agreed

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