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PARIS, FRANCE - FEBRUARY 26: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY) Virgil Abloh attends the Lanvin show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2020/2021 on February 26, 2020 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

Virgil Abloh, the Louis Vuitton men’s artistic director and founder of Off-White, is under fire and has issued an apology for comments he made about looting AND for posting a screen shot of a $50 donation he made.  He recently posted on social media videos of stores being looted saying  “You see the passion, blood, sweat and tears Sean puts in for our culture. This disgusts me.” adding “To the kids that ransacked his store and RSVP DTLA, and all our stores in our scene just know, that product staring at you in your home/apartment right now is tainted and a reminder of a person I hope you aren’t. We’re a part of a culture together. Is this what you want?? When you walk past him in the future please have the dignity to not look him in the eye, hang your head in shame….”

He also posted a screen shot of a $50 donation he made “for kids in the streets that need a [sic] bail funds for the George Floyd protests.”

People were quick to point out that $50 is a fraction of what many items he helps create cost. One twitter user posted “Virgil Abloh really donated $50 and when you go to the Off-White website, you first see a tote bag selling for $480, a hoodie for $590.”

Abloh has since posted an apology:


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