Forever 21 Blasted for Using White Model to Sell 'Black Panther' Christmas Sweater

Forever 21 Blasted for Using White Model to Sell 'Black Panther' Christmas Sweater
Forever 21 has made many questionable fashion choices over the years, but the company's latest misstep might be the worst yet. The brand attempted to cash in on the success of Black Panther with a "Wakanda Forever" sweater, then opted to advertise said sweater with a photo of a white, blonde-haired, blue-eyed model.
 
The backlash was swift and savage, and many people have taken to Twitter to criticize the clothing brand for totally missing the mark.
 
Forever 21 has since removed the offending photo and promotional posts, as well as the product itself. The company also issued the following response:
 
Forever 21 takes feedback on our products and marketing extremely seriously. We celebrate all superheroes with many different models of various ethnicities and apologize if the photo in question was offensive in any way.
 
That didn't stop people on social media from ripping the brand a new one. See some of the heated (and, at times, hilarious) backlash below.