Gucci Hires Head of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Response to Blackface Scandal

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Gucci has recently appointed a diversity chief a few months after it received negative publicity for selling a racist sweater.

The company announced on July 30 that Renée Tirado will serve as the new global head of diversity, equity and inclusion, The Hollywood Reporter reported. In a statement to the publication, CEO and President of Gucci, Marco Bizzari said Tirado will help the Italian fashion brand “to put culture — self-expression and inclusivity — at the center of what we do.”

“Since 2015, [Gucci’s creative director] Alessandro [Michele] and I have worked to put culture — self-expression and inclusivity — at the center of what we do,” Bizzarri said. “This appointment is a fundamental building block to further our commitment and support the initiatives already in place. As a learning organization, we have challenged ourselves over the last few months to accelerate our vision to develop…

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