Memo 314: Black Boy Monkey Clad Scandal Thoughts

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Full disclosure, I’ll be wearing pieces from the brand that shouldn’t be named despite their recent black boy monkey clad scandal.

Here’s why?

There are A LOT of pieces that I’ve spent my hard earned money purchasing from said brand and I will not be discarding them until I’m good and ready. When I bought the pieces, I wasn’t aware of their position or racial insensitivity towards black people.


See, I feel like anything P.S. or Pre-Scandal is game. Moving forward, I just won’t mention that it’s from the brand or when someone asks me I’ll just say that I would rather not share because I would rather not!

Post Monkey Scandal

However, P.M.S. or Post Monkey Scandal, I’ll be actively seeking out and spending my coins with brands that support and encourage diversity.

Weigh-in, what are you doing with your P.S. pieces?


Get The Look:

Statement Fur Sleeve Sweater – Similar here
Miss Selfridge Vinyl Trouser c/o ASOS – Sold here and here
Pom Pom Beanie c/o Modcloth – Similar here
Matilda Dip Front Mules c/o Who What Wear Collection – Sold here
Solid Black Opaque Tight c/o Zohara Tights – Similar here
Black Full Moon Crossbody c/0 Minor History – Sold here
Vintage Leather Gloves

Photography: Karen Blanchard



  1. Nakia
    January 20, 2018 / 7:41 pm

    Of course you should still wear them, they already got our resources, it’s about what we do going forward.

    • Tiffany M. Battle
      January 29, 2018 / 3:28 pm


  2. Juliette Mitchell
    January 20, 2018 / 11:08 pm

    Keeping my current pieces but not giving them another nickel. And I am also actively seeking out brands that I can support because they support my people.

    • Tiffany M. Battle
      January 29, 2018 / 3:29 pm

      Right on! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

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