People are calling for boycotts against fashion store Dolls Kill after the company’s owner made an Instagram post allegedly in support of police officers.
This isn’t the first time they’ve had claims of racism against them though as the company has had several instances of displaying unapologetic cultural appropriation.
While the company’s Instagram page has posts and stories saying “We stand in solidarity,” others have noticed their owner Shoddy Lynn shared a photo of a line of police officers in front of their store with the caption “Direct Action in its glory” using the Black Lives Matter hashtag.
hi everyone, meet Shoddy Lynn, the owner of @DollsKill, praising the police for shooting peaceful protestors outside her store.
do not ever shop there again.
do not even accept a brand deal from them again.
take a fucking stand. pic.twitter.com/m6pBMIYvAZ
— elijah daniel (@elijahdaniel) June 1, 2020
— raaj (@TabiOrNotTabi) June 1, 2020
Other users have pointed out separate actions Dolls Kill have made providing more reason for boycotts. Back in 2014, they were selling an Indigenous American headdress and gave an unapologetic response to someone calling out the racism involved in selling that. They’ve also sold clothing with phrases like “Dead girls can’t say no” and “Goth is white” as you can see below.
racist (they have allowed multiple racist designs to be sold)
• anti sex worker (they profit off of culture created by sex workers but will not support them as stated numerous times)
• allowed a shirt that said “d3ad girls can’t say no”
— jay (@dearapriI) June 1, 2020
also support r*pe culture https://t.co/hkwAzkHpDF
— s ✰ 🕊 BLM! (@callmebycaylen) June 1, 2020
dollskill, a store that sold this sweater, got looted and burned down..? anyways what other bands besides mcr do you guys like? 😀 pic.twitter.com/v9OQcy86aA
— pear 🎈 ACAB + BLM (@sorrowpansy) May 31, 2020
now y’all are finding out how bad of a store dollskill is?
anyways for my alt bbys here’s some alternatives I shop at instead of supporting dollskill
— 𝘱𝘭𝘢𝘨𝘶𝘦 (@hellcigs_) June 1, 2020
If you like the aesthetic but dont wanna support dollskill: https://t.co/eAHr7TeMEi
— Della Duck Apologist (@TOUDOUJlNPACHI) June 1, 2020
Rapper Rico Nasty, who has previously worn their clothing, has also confirmed she was unfollowed by the brand. Throughout protests, Rico Nasty has been frequently speaking out in support of protesters.
Dolls kill owner unfollowed me… Not suprised .
See y’all at hot topic ✨ pic.twitter.com/FtofArf1I0
— TACOBELLA (@Rico_nastyy) June 1, 2020
UPDATE: JUNE 3, 11:14 A.M. ET:
Dolls Kill has since addressed their support of the Black Lives Matter movement following Lynn’s comment. You can view that here.
If you’d like to learn more about how you can help out protesters and show support for the Black Lives Matter movement, you can see a list of resources below.
The Minnesota Freedom Fund has already raised around $20 million for helping cover legal costs for low-income individuals arrested for low-level charges. If you are willing and able to donate, you may do so here.
If you would like to donate to the George Floyd Memorial Fund which is covering all funeral and burial costs, court costs, grief counseling, travel and lodging costs of Floyd’s family and for the care and education of George Floyd’s children, you may do so here.