After coming under fire this week for creating a monkey figurine with overly large red lips in a style reminiscent of racist caricatures of black people, Prada apologized and announced Friday that it will stop selling the offending products. .
The high-end brand had been using the image on items such as keychains and corresponding marketing as part of its Pradamagalia collection. The imagery was also prevalent in the brand's SoHo flagship, according to consumers who complained on social media.
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