Model Liz Kennedy Criticizes Burberry: “Suicide is NOT Fashion”

Model Liz Kennedy Criticizes Burberry: “Suicide is NOT Fashion”

Following Sunday nights Burberry show, model Liz Kennedy criticized the brand on Instagram saying “Suicide is not fashion.”

Liz Kennedy put Both Marco Gobbetti, the brand’s chief executive officer, and Riccardo Tisci, the brand’s chief creative officer on blast. Read on for all the tea…

Model Liz Kennedy Criticizes Burberry: “Suicide is NOT Fashion” reports that model Liz Kennedy took to social media to EXPOSE Burberry for trying to glorify suicide in fashion.

Model Liz Kennedy took to social media, putting the high-end brand Burberry on BLAST for insensitivity and disrespectful opinion of people who suffer addiction.

Kennedy writes in a lengthy response:

@burberry @riccardotisci17 Suicide is not fashion. It is not glamorous nor edgy and since this show is dedicated to the youth expressing their voice, here I go. Riccardo Tisci and everyone at Burberry it is beyond me how you could let a look resembling a noose hanging from a neck out on the runway. How could anyone overlook this and think it would be okay to do this especially in a line dedicated to young girls and youth. The impressionable youth. Not to mention the rising suicide rates worldwide.

She wants everyone to remember the lynching black community endured back in the early 1900’s:

Let’s not forget about the horrifying history of lynching either. There are hundreds of ways to tie a rope and they chose to tie it like a noose completely ignoring the fact that it was hanging around a neck. A massive brand like Burberry who is typically considered commercial and classy should not have overlooked such an obvious resemblance. I left my fitting extremely triggered after seeing this look (even though I did not wear it myself). Feeling as though I was right back where I was when I was going through an experience with suicide in my family. Also to add in they briefly hung one from the ceiling (trying to figure out the knot) and were laughing about it in the dressing room. I had asked to speak to someone about it but the only thing I was told to do was to write a letter. I had a brief conversation with someone but all that it entailed was “it’s fashion. Nobody cares about what’s going on in your personal life so just keep it to yourself” well I’m sorry but this is an issue bigger than myself.

Liz points out why she is so upset because “there is a bigger picture here.”

She concludes:

The issue is not about me being upset, there is a bigger picture here of what fashion turns a blind eye to or does to gain publicity. A look so ignorantly put together and a situation so poorly handled. I am ashamed to have been apart of the show. #burberry. I did not post this to disrespect the designer or the brand but to simply express an issue I feel very passionate about.

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