Wearing a hood is too urban?
Watching as they were modeling this garment a few minutes ago
DG LUXSPORT Tweed-Print Scuba Knit Zip-Front Hoodie
And one of the two ladies doing the presentation on this item told the model “I don’t think we need the hood on…we’re not that urban here…”
Just what the heck does THAT mean??????
well, in retail when a customer percieves that you have been rude to them, you have been rude to them. Anyway, noone has called her a racist or said she was biggoted. What they said was her comment appeared that way. And I am adding that this is another example of how hosts should always be aware of and be in complete control of how they speak on television. Yes, it’s true some people will search for things to be offended by, but tbh this one was pretty obvious.
@SunAndSee I I haven’t heard anyone call Diane a racist. What I am hearing is that when you’re on television in front of billions of people representing a company, product etc then you should be aware of your words and take care to choose them wisely. I highly doubt she meant anything against any race when she said it, but it was somethign that slipped out and it is left to interpretation tbh. Only she knows for certain what she means when she says urban.
Recently I posted about a presentation that I saw on another network ( not sure if we can mention names here). They were advertising a hair product for those with thinner, straighter hair who wanted some volume. Which is great because it’s an option there for them if they want it. But when they were promoting it one of the women said “No woman EVER says I want thinner hair.”
Well that struck me wrong because quite frankly, I have very thick and wavy hair that can be a beast to tame. I have spent years trying to manage my hair that will stack up 6 inches thick over my shoulders if I don’t use product and spend hours blow drying and straightening. So yea, my battle cry has always been UGh I am so jealous of women with straighter, smoother and thinner hair who can wash and let it dry naturally and still look great!
I am obviously caucasion. But I couldn’t imagine being an ethnic woman with the same type of hair watching that and how that must have felt.
So, the point is nobody is calling women out accusing them of being intentionally descriminatory as most likely they don’t even realize what they’re saying. What we’re saying is – pay attention to what you’re saying and how you’re saying it. Now nobody’s perfect and at any given moment and time anyone could take any word or phrase and turn it into something offensive – that is true.
But when you are on television or somewhere in the public eye and representing a com[any, another person, yourself or whatever/whoever … you should know what your saying and take care not to let words slip out that could be offensive or descriminatory against others.
She could have simply told the model she didn’t want the hood up and left it at that.
My point would be…..Why let a thread like this begin in the first place? It just starts “UGLINESS” in the Community! (JMO ??)
Apparently, we all have different ideas of what “urban” means.
I, personally, think of young, hip, skater types when I hear the word….no particular race comes to mind for me.
And as far as hoods go, I love hooded garments and have many, but I never ever actually wear the hood.
Urban is a fashion style that originated in cities and is popular among young adults and millenials, thus the word urban from the Latin urbanus meaning pertaining to cities. There is even a retailer that built their entire image on the concept…Urban Outfitters. That is all. Pretty simple. Jackets with hoods that you never flip up on your head and pants with cargo pockets that will never hold one item of cargo.
No witch hunt here, she said what she said. Because I KNOW the word Urban is identified with black culture here in the U.S., her statement made me turn my head and look at the tv. At that point, I wasn’t sure which of the ladies had said it. So since she went there, I had to wonder what she meant. If you don’t want folks looking all “URBAN” and everything associated with being urban, depending on your frame of reference, then why put a hood on your garment? IJS.
Whatever her intentions, it was just a very odd thing to say to a model trying to show off the features of a jacket that has a hood.
I also find it rather amusing that my first little ole post caused quite the conversation.
Just back from the gym…My “urban” look Florida style!:womanvery-happy:
Why hasn’t Ms.Gilman address the chemical smell of her clothing. It’s like the pink elephant in the room,you see it but ignore it. As for as her comment on urban wear,she could care less, she just trying to sell. I would be more concern of medical effects of those unknown chemicals in her clothing, that as to date she has yet address.
When I first read the quote in the OP, I thought that DG was insulting the HSN shoppers by saying that they weren’t ‘city sophisticated’ (urban) enough to wear a hood. So then I thought, if she thinks that then why is she putting hoods on her fashions?
My second thought was that the farmers in cold climates are going to be surprised at how urban they are when they wear their hoodies to do chores.
As I read the posts here, I came across still a 3rd way of interpreting what she meant.
I came to the conclusion that we all have our own built in reference points and filter comments through those. JMO
Well, now I’ve heard everything! Are some going to start a witch-hunt against Diane Gilman because she called hoods “urban”? Does anyone believe she meant that as a pejorative? Maybe those who take offense are the ones who think there’s something wrong with being “urban.” I don’t. I’m not sure how hoods are “urban,” but I’m absolutely certain that Diane Gilman was speaking in terms of fashion categories and did not have any ill intent.
For God’s sake, people, give it a rest. Urban fashions, music, and culture have an important place in our society, as do the same from various geographic regions and ethnicities. Why must any observation of differences be taken as some kind of slam?
SO I GUESS I AM TOO URBAN FOR HSN.
The term urban is exploited by corporations to refer to black music/culture, without mentioning race.
What a stupid remark!
Diane has plummeted in my esteem.
YES Diane Gilman said that! I was completely floored that I had to rewind that part 3 times! I was totally insulted by this comment and have been trying to get in touch with customer service via email. DG will never get a penny of my “urban” money…EVER!!! The video is on youtube and the comment is at 2:40.
Urban.. Well to keep warm I have to wear a cotton cap all year long day and night.
SHE SAID THAT???????? WHICH LADY??
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04.26.14 12:04 AM