Sparks began to fly Thursday after “Forever 21″ tweeted, “New arrivals… straight outta Compton.” The tweet was accompanied by the above photo of white models wearing the shirts emblazoned with logos that read, “Ice Cube,” “City Of Compton” and “N.W.A.: The World’s Most Dangerous Group.”
The response was so swift, the tweet was quickly taken down. And some accused the company of cultural appropriation.
Forever 21 has also removed the shirts from its retail website as well.