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Dapper Dan Seeks Accountability Amid Calls for Gucci Boycott

NEW YORK (AP) — Fashion collaborator Daniel “Dapper Dan” Day is seeking accountability as other celebrities call for boycotts of Gucci after the fashion house apologized for producing a sweater that was compared to blackface.

The Harlem-based designer posted on Instagram Sunday “there is no excuse or apology that can erase this kind of insult.”

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FILE- In this Sept. 4, 2018, file photo Honoree and fashion icon Dapper Dan attends a fashion show and awards ceremony held by the Harlem Fashion Row collective and Nike before the start of New York Fashion Week.  (AP Photo/Diane Bondareff, File)

Day claims the CEO of Gucci has agreed to meet with him and members of the community in Harlem.

Day collaborated with Gucci in 2017 on a menswear line.

Gucci has not responded to an email seeking comment.

The Italian fashion designer’s black wool balaclava sweater included a slit where the mouth is, ringed with what look like giant red lips.

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