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Thread started 05/27/19 3:32pm

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Wrangler Responds To Threats Of Boycott After Partnership With Rapper

Wrangler is responding to boycott threats and backlash to its new partnership with rapper Lil Nas X, which critics on social media claim is abandoning the clothing brand's country music and cowboy-style roots.


Wrangler is known for its iconic jeans, which are highlighted in art outside its headquarters on Elm Street in Downtown Greensboro, N.C. This week, Wrangler announced a new clothing collection with Lil Nas X that includes jeans and shirts.



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Reply #1 posted 05/27/19 4:01pm

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I never realized Wrangler was only for white cowboys.

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Reply #2 posted 05/27/19 4:16pm

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I love how in a country with as many real problems as America, this is what people complain about. Some rapper nobody's ever heard of is advertising jeans and people are up in arms about it, lol. Crazy. It's OK though, if Wrangler want to get their customers back, all they need to do is offer a promotion whereby you get 50% off your next gun purchase and the cowboys will come moseying on back.
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Reply #3 posted 05/27/19 9:15pm

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^^^

Damn didn't even know they were headquartered that close to me in Greensboro, NC.

I guess that's because I don't wear em baby. lol

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Reply #4 posted 05/27/19 10:00pm

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How many people actually complained and how many are actually are doing a boycott?

I feel like a lot of newsarticles just use what some twitter users say and make it an article.

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Reply #5 posted 05/28/19 5:37am

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EmmaMcG said:

I love how in a country with as many real problems as America, this is what people complain about. Some rapper nobody's ever heard of is advertising jeans and people are up in arms about it, lol. Crazy. It's OK though, if Wrangler want to get their customers back, all they need to do is offer a promotion whereby you get 50% off your next gun purchase and the cowboys will come moseying on back.
This is just symptomatic of a real problem in this country. I'm sure you know which problem I'm referring to as well...
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Reply #6 posted 05/28/19 5:49am

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MotownSubdivision said:

EmmaMcG said:

I love how in a country with as many real problems as America, this is what people complain about. Some rapper nobody's ever heard of is advertising jeans and people are up in arms about it, lol. Crazy. It's OK though, if Wrangler want to get their customers back, all they need to do is offer a promotion whereby you get 50% off your next gun purchase and the cowboys will come moseying on back.
This is just symptomatic of a real problem in this country. I'm sure you know which problem I'm referring to as well...


I do. I would have gone further in my original post but I didn't want to get it moved to the P&R forum.
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Reply #7 posted 05/28/19 8:11am

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nextedition said:

How many people actually complained and how many are actually are doing a boycott?


I feel like a lot of newsarticles just use what some twitter users say and make it an article.





Exactly and glad this is what is being pointed out. This is constantly the case with these boycotts and no one boycotts anything it’s just useless hashtag BS to get hits and clicks on wack news pages and bloggers and people’s own pages. This was all pointed out about a year ago on the Bill Maher show in his segment of new rules about FAKE outrage, and he used all these kind of stories and even the whole Prince halftime scandal with Timberlake that was not a scandal and no one honestly gave a crap. So I see these fake boycotts pop up all the time and I just scroll down, it’s all BS that gets no type of attention outside of the ten minutes that people read it.

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EmmaMcG said:

MotownSubdivision said:
This is just symptomatic of a real problem in this country. I'm sure you know which problem I'm referring to as well...
I do. I would have gone further in my original post but I didn't want to get it moved to the P&R forum.



You're always welcome to start a thread over there if you like biggrin

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Reply #9 posted 05/28/19 10:10am

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lastdecember said:

Exactly and glad this is what is being pointed out. This is constantly the case with these boycotts and no one boycotts anything it’s just useless hashtag BS to get hits and clicks on wack news pages and bloggers and people’s own pages. This was all pointed out about a year ago on the Bill Maher show in his segment of new rules about FAKE outrage, and he used all these kind of stories and even the whole Prince halftime scandal with Timberlake that was not a scandal and no one honestly gave a crap. So I see these fake boycotts pop up all the time and I just scroll down, it’s all BS that gets no type of attention outside of the ten minutes that people read it.

The "cancel culture / cultural appropriation / woke" & "anti-SJW / MAGA" generation probably does. It's ironic that Hollywood is currently into making diversity entertainment, when a lot of the public is into self segregation.

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Reply #10 posted 05/28/19 11:24am

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I must admit his rhyming couplet places Wrangler in a VERY flattering brand position:

whistle cowboy hat from Gucci
Wrangler on my booty

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Reply #11 posted 05/28/19 1:36pm

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Cinny said:

I must admit his rhyming couplet places Wrangler in a VERY flattering brand position:

whistle cowboy hat from Gucci
Wrangler on my booty

P.E a group, a crew, not singular
We wear black Wranglers
We're rap stranglers
You can't angle us—I know you're listening
I caught you pissin' in your pants
You're scared of us dissing us
The crowd is missing us
We're on a mission y'all

(Public Enemy, Rebel Without a Cause)

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Reply #12 posted 05/28/19 1:40pm

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It´s interesting how one brand can be associated with a certain group of customers for a while and then be discovered by another group later.

For example, Lee jeans are very much part of early (and true) HipHop culture, Wranglers were worn by rap group Public Enemy in the late 80s, early 90s, and Levis were not really "cool" in the Hip Hop scene until Eazy E, IceCube and NWA made them more popular among rap fans, whereas previously Levis were associated with James Dean, Brad Pitt, RockNRoll etc.

Or Timberland boots which became a must-have in the rap scene of the early 90s even though the brand itself did not want to be associated with urban youth and rap.

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Reply #13 posted 05/28/19 2:04pm

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EmmaMcG said:

I love how in a country with as many real problems as America, this is what people complain about. Some rapper nobody's ever heard of is advertising jeans and people are up in arms about it, lol. Crazy. It's OK though, if Wrangler want to get their customers back, all they need to do is offer a promotion whereby you get 50% off your next gun purchase and the cowboys will come moseying on back.

This is what happens when you have a nation of people who couldn't critically think themselves out of a paper bag with a detailed map.

Throw in a truck gun rack and a pack of chewing tobacco, sold! Needless to say...

I've feed into a stereotype but its just as ridiculous to think Wrangler makes jeans only for the cowboy / Country Western set. My daughter told me some dim-wits accused this guy of cultural appropriation. Uh, 30% of American cowboy's were Black. History, geography, and math have never been our strongest subjects in US. lol lol lol

Wrangler still makes 100% cotten jeans: If Wrangler fit my ass in all the right places, I'd buy a pair. lol

Good Lord.

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Reply #14 posted 05/28/19 2:06pm

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phunkdaddy said:

^^^

Damn didn't even know they were headquartered that close to me in Greensboro, NC.

I guess that's because I don't wear em baby. lol

Really? Dang, I was going to propose a lil NBA wager. stickpoke

lol

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Reply #15 posted 05/29/19 10:44am

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TD3 said:

phunkdaddy said:

^^^

Damn didn't even know they were headquartered that close to me in Greensboro, NC.

I guess that's because I don't wear em baby. lol

Really? Dang, I was going to propose a lil NBA wager. stickpoke

lol

Let's do it(the wager) lol

Nothing against Wrangler but they just aren't stylish but I'd wear the hell out of em to cut

grass for under 10 dollars. I'm just not stepping out on the town with them on. lol

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Reply #16 posted 05/31/19 4:50pm

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KoolEaze said:

It's interesting how one brand can be associated with a certain group of customers for a while and then be discovered by another group later.

For example, Lee jeans are very much part of early (and true) HipHop culture, Wranglers were worn by rap group Public Enemy in the late 80s, early 90s, and Levis were not really "cool" in the Hip Hop scene until Eazy E, IceCube and NWA made them more popular among rap fans, whereas previously Levis were associated with James Dean, Brad Pitt, RockNRoll etc.

Or Timberland boots which became a must-have in the rap scene of the early 90s even though the brand itself did not want to be associated with urban youth and rap.

A lot of cowboys in the old west were Mexican & black. Most of the southern USA was originally Mexico. The idea of only white cowboys mainly came from Hollywood movies & TV shows and pulp novels. Today there are still black rodeos & trail riders. The banjo originated in Africa and what became known as the slide guitar sound came from traditional Hawaiian music. Both country & blues copied the Hawaiian sound.

For 65 years straight, the #1 genre in music, selling wise, was rock n' roll worldwide. Last year (2017) in June, it got de-crowned by hip hop. Hip hop is the #1 genre. It's hip hop - rock - country - pop or pop - country. ~ Pras
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Reply #17 posted 06/01/19 4:40pm

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Celebrity endorsements. LOL.
Branded clothing. LOL.

Damaging clothing dyes. Non-lol.
Damaging cotton industry. Non-lol.
Real issues the branded brain-deads don't talk about.
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Reply #18 posted 06/04/19 9:36am

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KoolEaze said:

Cinny said:

I must admit his rhyming couplet places Wrangler in a VERY flattering brand position:

whistle cowboy hat from Gucci
Wrangler on my booty

P.E a group, a crew, not singular
We wear black Wranglers
We're rap stranglers
You can't angle us—I know you're listening
I caught you pissin' in your pants
You're scared of us dissing us
The crowd is missing us
We're on a mission y'all

(Public Enemy, Rebel Without a Cause)

wink

razz That line always weirded me out. Plus they looked like Lee's or Levi's on Chuck.

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Reply #19 posted 06/04/19 1:21pm

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Cinny said:

KoolEaze said:

P.E a group, a crew, not singular
We wear black Wranglers
We're rap stranglers
You can't angle us—I know you're listening
I caught you pissin' in your pants
You're scared of us dissing us
The crowd is missing us
We're on a mission y'all

(Public Enemy, Rebel Without a Cause)

wink

razz That line always weirded me out. Plus they looked like Lee's or Levi's on Chuck.

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Anybody remember the Lee jeans with the pinstripes?

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Reply #20 posted 06/04/19 1:55pm

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Musicslave said:

Cinny said:

razz That line always weirded me out. Plus they looked like Lee's or Levi's on Chuck.

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Anybody remember the Lee jeans with the pinstripes?

I had to google them. They look .......terrible. confused

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Reply #21 posted 06/05/19 5:59am

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Musicslave said:

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Anybody remember the Lee jeans with the pinstripes?

I had to google them. They look .......terrible. confused

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I agree! The ones I'm talking about were actually cool. They didn't look like mom jeans. lol

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Reply #22 posted 06/06/19 7:16am

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hmm Are those PLEATS?

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Reply #23 posted 06/06/19 10:15am

TD3

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Cinny said:

hmm Are those PLEATS?

lol lol lol

Those jeans are from the the early 90's when mom's wanted to fit in and has some jeans of their own.

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KoolEaze said:

Musicslave said:

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Anybody remember the Lee jeans with the pinstripes?

I had to google them. They look .......terrible. confused

I had a pair of those... lol

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Reply #25 posted 06/06/19 4:22pm

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purplethunder3121 said:

KoolEaze said:

I had to google them. They look .......terrible. confused

I had a pair of those... lol

lol lol lol I ain't tell anyone you had a pair of those jeans. Your secret is zipped with me. lol

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Reply #26 posted 06/08/19 3:38pm

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tump said:

Damaging clothing dyes. Non-lol. Damaging cotton industry. Non-lol.

But you're typing that on a computer or cell phone. Those damage the environment.

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