Louis Vuitton Pulls Michael Jackson Items From Line
Louis Vuitton is the world’s biggest luxury brand, with sales that hit over 10 billion euros annually.
Reuters announced that the Paris fashion house has decided to pull Michael Jackson-themed pieces from its 2019 summer menswear collection.
The clothing collection was shown in January at Paris Fashion week, but the Jackson themed items will be held from the stores when the rest of the collection is available in June.
Louis Vuitton says that their move comes after the release of "Leaving Neverland," an HBO documentary that profiles two men who say that Michael Jackson sexually abused them and a string of other children in the 1990's.
Louis Vuitton's CEO says that he finds the documentary deeply troubling.
Louis Vuitton menswear designer Virgil Abloh added, "I strictly condemn any form of child abuse, violence or infringement against any human rights.”
The brand claims that they did not know about the "Leaving Neverland" documentary before the collection was shown at Fashion Week.