Marc Jacobs Offers An Explanation For His First Problematic Response

September 19, 2016  |  

Marc Jacobs dreadlocks

(AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Last week, we reported about the faux locs debacle at the Marc Jacobs show. We also mentioned that when folks called Jacobs out on his faux pas, the designer offered a response that seemed to make a bad situation worse.

You can read the full thing here; but basically he said that he doesn’t see color, love is the answer and funny how no one cries cultural appropriation when women of color straighten their hair.


After that not-so-well-thought-out response, the internets, including this video:

Black Twitter, came for him.

Once he realized he was alienating entirely too many people, Jacobs toned it all the way down and issued a less defensive response.

Obviously, he still doesn’t get the point. If I ever had the money to afford Marc Jacobs, the boycott would be on.

Veronica Wells is the culture editor for She is also the author of “Bettah Days.”

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