“Anti-Racism” Fashion Watchdog Diet Prada Trivializes the Holocaust

Diet Prada is an Instagram account and fashion watchdog group with over 2 million followers. They are so big and influential, the New York Times did a write-up on them last year, which pointed out their proclivity to go after fashion industry racism.

Last fall, Dolce & Gabbana was roasted for an advertisement that was bigoted toward Chinese people and for subsequent racist direct messages sent from the account of one of its founders, Stefano Gabbana (the company said his account had been hacked). It felt like the loop had been closed: The fashion brand was being morally reproached by just the sort of independent voice to which it had once tossed a bejeweled megaphone.

That voice was Diet Prada, an Instagram account that has become an industry watchdog, and also an industry success.

Prominent Chinese models and celebrities blasted the brand, and some consumers not only boycotted the company but also destroyed Dolce & Gabbana merchandise they already owned. The brand was compelled to cancel a show in Shanghai. It took the founders a week to apologize; their press office declined a request to comment on how much money they lost, or on anything having to do with a certain Instagram account.

Diet Prada regularly names and shames brands, designers and others for fashion copycatting, similarities in design, and, seemingly more and more, for racism, often after tips from its Instagram followers.

They seem like the sensitive-to-minorities type, don’t they?

Yeah, about that.

Note their caption “brb going to hell for this lol” – they know this is an odious comparison trivializing the Holocaust.

They also posted a “reel’ in their stories.

Did I mention they are hypocrites?

The Spanish luxury fashion brand, Loewe, faced widespread backlash after its November 14 launch of an outfit that eerily resembled a concentration camp uniform worn by victims of the Holocaust.

The outfit, part of the William De Morgan capsule, was being sold for $1,840. Called out by Diet Prada––an Instagram account that highlights copycat fashion designers––cofounders Tony Liu and Lindsey Schuyler wrote that they were, “Unable to see anything but concentration camp uniforms…a collection meant to “capture a freedom of imagination”. But with the particular stripe proportions and layout, uniform-style garments, and prominent chest patches, there’s not actually much left to the imagination when the resulting look is so uncannily disturbing.”

Since then, Loewe has pulled the product from its website and apologized via Instagram Stories, stating: “It was brought to our attention that one of our looks featured in a magazine and part of our Arts and Crafts ceramicist William De Morgan could be misconstrued as referring to one of the most odious moments in the history of mankind.” Adding further that “It was absolutely never our intention and we apologise to anyone who might feel we were insensitive to sacred memories. The products featured have been removed from our commercial offering.”

This is so typical of the Wokesters – just like there is “good” antisemitism (of the Left), and “bad” antisemitism (of the Right), so too some Holocaust comparisons are ok and others not.

Tony Liu and Lindsey Schuyler need to remove the posts and issue an apology, just like the the fashion brands they target.

Hat tip: Jackie

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David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media

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