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Here we go again, another company apologizing over racist imagery. Prada pulled their Pradamalia line on Friday after one of the Pradamalia merchandise depicted a monkey-like figure with black face and large red lips. It was New York-based civil rights attorney, Chinyere Ezie who spotted the products at the Prada store in Manhattan. She posted on social media how she was struck by how the items looked similar to images she saw in an exhibit on blackface at the museum and that seeing the products left her “shaking with anger.” By Friday afternoon, her post had been shared over 9,000 times. Prada said in a statement Friday that the Pradamalia products depict “imaginary creatures not intended to have any reference to the real world and certainly not blackface.” They have since the backlash, pulled the offensive merchandise.
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