Luxury menswear designer at Louis Vuitton, Virgil Abloh has responded to
the backlash over a seemingly stingy donation to help bail out
protesters outraged over George Floyd’s death.
Abloh, 39, the creative director of Louis Vuitton’s menswear collection,
outraged the black community yesterday after posting in a story on his
Instagram that he contributed a measly $50 “for kids in the streets”
that needed bail funds during the dayslong upheaval across the country.
The Off-White creator was memorably dressed down on social media over
what looked like a pitiful contribution to the cause, compared to the
pricey garments he sells.
However, Abloh claimed on Instagram Monday that it was all a
misunderstanding, and as a black man whose parents immigrated from
Ghana, he’s devoted to the Black Lives Matter movement.