A beauty brand is facing backlash after naming one of its nail polishes ‘Thick As A N*gga’
Man I guess these brands just don't learn or they just dont care!!
ITALIAN BEAUTY BRAND Wycon Cosmetics is being highly criticized for giving one of its products a racist name.
Forbes reports that Italian beauty vlogger Loretta Grace was among the first to point out the racially-charged language used by the company to market its black nail polish.
Below is the companies response:
As the negative responses continued to pour in, Wycon Cosmetics released another statement:
"We’re sorry that this post has triggered these types of reactions: every color from our Gel On collection is inspired, with a cheerful attitude and a pinch of naivety, by famous song titles, many of which derive from the landscape of hip hop.
For example “Drop it like it’s hot” by Snoop Dogg, “Bootilicious” (sic) by Beyoncé (sic), “Candy Shop” by 50 Cent, Lollipop, Lady Marmalade etc … The reference here is “Thick Nigga” (sic) by DBangz.Wycon is the brand for everybody #nobodyexcluded is our motto and we didn’t mean to offend anybody"!