Nike under fire for marketing of ‘menacing’ balaclava

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Nike under fire for marketing of ‘menacing’ balaclava

Marketing of product appears aimed at youngsters aiming for gang-inspired look, critics say

Nike has come under fire for selling a balaclava that critics say plays on stereotypes of black youths involved in gang violence.

The Nike x MMW balaclava, which appeared to have been removed from sale on the company’s website on Monday, is a full face covering that extends down the neck and across the upper chest of wearers.

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