Aug 21, 2018
Nike removes balaclava accused of 'targeting gun culture'
Nike has removed a balaclava from its website after it was accused of "Targeting gang culture for profit". "These products were part of a wider Nike Training collection, styled on different models and available in multiple markets around the world," Nike said in a statement. Some people described the Nike x MMW balaclava as "Distasteful", a "Big mistake" and accused the company of enforcing "Racial profiling". Earlier this year, Puma was accused of glamorising London crime after it hosted a party that was accused of being based around drug dealing. "One Twitter user linked the Nike and Puma incidents, tweeting:"We've had the Puma "Drug House" promotion and now Nike are using a black guy to promote a balaclava with straps and pockets.
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