But, Like, Maybe Don’t Reference The KKK In Your New Streetwear Line

So, we just happened upon these new T-shirts from a brand called G-Klan. Yep, that's right, Klan with a "K". Not only do the brand's T-shirts, which release tomorrow, boast the word "KLAN" across the back, but the brand's motto is "Klan Life". KLAN. LIFE. I was curious as to how politically incorrect the phrase "Klan Life" really was, so I did a quick little Google search. As expected, it's a whole lotta KKK stuff. I get the subversive nature of streetwear and all that shit (see: prominent placement of Martin Luther King Jr. Dr.), but there's nothing subversive about straight up writing "KLAN" on a T-shirt without any accompanying commentary as is the case with say, Kanye West's obviously politically-charged "Black Skinhead" video. Am I being trolled by G-Klan right now? Is 50 Cent gonna take these dudes to court? All I know is it's probably not the best look to step out in public wearing one of these tees, like, ever.



    • Lawrence

      We love having you around, TW4U.

  • NGGR

    Black kids are wearing it so it seems like it’s okay.

    • kealoha

      on mlk dr no less. all part of the totally legit campaign to reclaim klan.

      • Jake Woolf

        I understand what is they’re trying to do. But, at the end of the day, stepping out into public wearing a T-shirt that says “KLAN” across it has extraordinary potential to be misunderstood and upset people, because there’s nothing in the T-shirts themselves that hint at the reclaiming of the word.

        • kealoha

          I should’ve specified that I was being sarcastic, my bad. I roll my eyes at streetwear sometimes (because I just don’t think I can pull it off) but this stuff is truly misguided. I’ll probably still see a few of the shirts on the streets, for whatever reason—probably just ignorance of what they’re wearing.

    • rekab

      imagine if the photoshoot was a bunch of white kids?

  • serstylz2

    Not to mention the shirt design is pretty shitty anyway.

  • Nick Grant


    • Tariq Ahmed

      this is why i love this n word nick

  • randy

    maybe ya know write about the fact that every designer of the brand is black. ¯_(ツ)_/¯