American Eagle Outfitters Bracelet Accused Of Looking Like A Slave Shackle

By Parker Riley

American Eagle is getting some serious backlash for a men’s bracelet that some say looks like a slave shackle. One person noticed the striking resemblance and Tweeted this:

@american_eagle I saw this “bracelet” in and think you need to revisit this. I would never wear this due to the obvious slavery connection. I hope you do the right thing and remove this from your stores. Please retweet your support. #SlavesNoMore pic.twitter.com/aShkem9szx

— Ronald E. Frazier II (@Ron_II) December 11, 2017

It’s hard to see these bracelets don’t look like a throwback to shackles. It’s as if someone at American Eagle Googled “slave shackles” and said, “What a cool idea for a bracelet!” The tweets continued, slamming the retail store for their odd choice of fashion. See below:

I mean, COME ON, @AEO!! Seems a little obvious. We do not need to get slavery jewelry trending. It IS offensive. https://t.co/keZWPnf58z

— Lorraine Devon Wilke (@LorraineDWilke) December 13, 2017

Bracelets? Look more like slave shackles to me. Black people wearing shackles from a company named American Eagle. No thanks

— BLACK MAN …read more

Source:: Black America Web

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