Wednesday NEWSRUSH Featuring Virgil Abloh’s $187,000 Auction For BLM.
Image credit: Virgil Abloh.
It’s CULTED with your Wednesday NEWSRUSH.
First up, Asos, Amazon and Next have pulled all Boohoo products from their sites after claims of illegal working conditions in Leicester surfaced. Boohoo has reportedly launched an internal investigation and Umar Kamani is the first Boohoo group executive to comment on the allegations. Umar stated: “Our findings show some inaccuracies with last Sunday’s media report”.
Next up, Kylie Jenner has been criticised after allegedly refusing to credit a Black-owned brand in an Insta pic. Kylie wore a dress from Loud Brand Studios but failed to tag the brand in the post. Fans were quick to comment on the post tagging the designer but allegedly comments and tags were removed.
In lighter news, a pair of Off-White x Nike AJ4s signed by Virgil Abloh have raised $187,000 in a charity auction to raise money for Black Lives Matter.
And to end this morning, according to reports, Yeezy, Valentino, Oscar de la Renta, and Vera Wang borrowed at least $1 million under the US government’s Paycheck Protection Program, which was designed to help small businesses survive the pandemic.
Valentino has since stated that its inclusion was a mistake and the funds were never claimed. The other brands are yet to comment.
That’s all for today. It’s Sam with CULTED.
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