Forever 21tried it! The retail company used a white model with blonde hair and blue eyes to pose for it’s “Wakanda Forever” Black Panther sweater. They tweeted out the picture of the model wearing the Wakanda Forever sweater with the caption "Wakanda Forever Get Your Sweater Here", along with a link to purchase it. I’m not sure who their marketing team is, but someone approved it and had to have thought it would be a good idea.
Well, they received some major backlash and twitter went crazy saying, "where did they get this model from??" The tweet was quickly deleted. As I tweeted to Forever 21 in response to the incident, I would love to see a black model in a superman sweater. Needless to say, I'm not holding my breath! No response from Forever 21 to my tweeted request.
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