Are “Shackle Sneakers” Offensive?
Marcy, NY (WIBX ) - Adidas is pulling a sneaker set to debut in August that featured plastic shackles. Critics jumped on the design, saying that the cuffs brought up memories of slavery, or incarceration.
There was enough of a public outcry that Adidas shelved the own launch. The picture that appears with this story was even removed from Adidas’ Facebook page after it had been downloaded so many times.
Do you agree that the design is offensive? Let us know what you think in today’s Question of the Day: