A display of expensive tchotchkes in the windows of Prada’s Soho boutique in downtown New York included one style that recalled a Golliwog, the 19th century blackface character with big round eyes and large red lips. Photo: Chinyere Ezie/Facebook

Prada stops selling US$550 monkey figurines that resembled blackface

  • The monkeys were a part of Prada’s new ‘Pradamalia’ line of small items like key chains and toys featuring cartoon creatures that come in several colours
  • It marks the latest instance of a fashion house using imagery that’s at best tone-deaf, at worst, racist and exploitative
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A display of expensive tchotchkes in the windows of Prada’s Soho boutique in downtown New York included one style that recalled a Golliwog, the 19th century blackface character with big round eyes and large red lips. Photo: Chinyere Ezie/Facebook
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