Virgil Abloh. Creator of Off-White.. Artistic Director of Louis Vuitton donated a measly $50... and y’all want me to feel bad for designer stores getting looted???— Brie♡ (@bblackbarbiee) June 1, 2020
Virgil Abloh, founder of Off White & artistic creator of LOUIS VUITTON really had the nerve to share his $50 donation. The audacity. That’s not even half the amount of one his damn keychains. My Off White bags will be going up for sale this week.— Ourfa Zinali (@ourfazinali) June 1, 2020
#virgilabloh donated $50!! From a CEO of a brand that black people spend thousands on daily! You can’t make this up! But what do you expect from a man that only employs white people but wants to invite every black talent, Musician, athlete etc to sit front row at his shows!! pic.twitter.com/F8xE0X4FlT— HrhSharm's (@HrhSharms) June 1, 2020
But the thing is he has lucrative peers who could match him. I’ve seen other celebs retweet someone’s match of $100, and donated $1,000. A pair of Off White socks costs more than the $50 he has donated. Meanwhile, black youth are breaking their banks to be fresh in Off white.— MaK Milly (@MaKaylaHeard) June 1, 2020
his intention and generosity behind the 50$ shows he wasn't posting a high amount for clout like a lot of others... we don't know how much more he donated.. the humble 50$ is for the public to know.— retired rapper. (@burnersteez) June 1, 2020
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@wholefoods @target @shopmedmen @walmart @saks @sephora @netaporter @barnesandnoble @homedepot I am asking you to commit to buying 15% of your products from Black owned businesses. . So many of your businesses are built on Black spending power. So many of your stores are set up in Black communities. So many of your sponsored posts are seen on Black feeds. This is the least you can do for us. We represent 15% of the population and we need to represent 15% of your shelf space. . Whole Foods if you were to sign on to this pledge, it could immediately drive much needed support to Black farmers. Banks will be forced to take them seriously because they will be walking in with major purchase orders from Whole Foods. Investors for the very first time will start actively seeking them out. Small businesses can turn into bigger ones. Real investment will start happening in Black businesses which will subsequently be paid forward into our Black communities. . Dont get me wrong, I understand the complexities of this request. I am a business Woman. I have sold millions of dollars of product over the years at a business I started with $3500 at a flea market. So I am telling you we can get this figured out. This is an opportunity. It is your opportunity to get in the right side of this. . So for all of the ‘what can we do to help?’ questions out there, this is my personal answer. #15PercentPledge . I will get texts that this is crazy. I will get phone calls that this is too direct, too big of an ask, too this, too that. But I don’t think it’s too anything, in fact I think it’s just a start. You want to be an ally? This is what I’m asking for.