For just $68 you can be a "nigger" too
If you're on twitter right now cursing out Amerbercrombie & Fitch for selling "nigger brown" pants, don't hold your breath for an apology from them.
It has been discovered that the site selling the pants, abercrombie-and-fitchoutlet.com, is actually a knock off site based in China. The kind folks at A&F have nothing to do with the controversy. They aren't necessarily flexing their muscle in having the site taken down either.
Adding to that, no one person is actually to blame for calling the pants "nigger brown" either. According to Gawker, the name was generated by a racist translation computer program, not a racist person. There is a difference ya' know?
Apparently, this isn't the first time the racist translation computer program used the N-word to describe the color brown. Back in 2007, the same program, made by Kingsoft Corp., used the offensive word to describe a couch that was bought online by a black Toronto couple.
Kingsoft would apologize for the snafu, update its English-Chinese dictionary and fix it later on.
So, who exactly are we supposed to mob on and slap up for the "nigger brown" pants? Some shadowy figure named Kau Pak Kwan who started the company in 1988, we guess. Good luck tracking him down. It's not like he has his email and phone number listed on the site. But, if you're really, and we mean really, offended you call their customer service number and let them have it.
In case you're wondering, the pants originally sold for $114, but that price has been slashed to just $68!