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After calls for boycotts of fashion company Dolls Kill happened this week over their owner’s post regarding the current Black Lives Matter protests, clothing brand Broken Promises, as well as Killstar, are pledging to terminate their partnership with them immediately.

Last night (June 4), Broken Promises released a statement addressing their stance on the issue while cutting ties.

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Broken Promises say they are “disappointed by Dolls Kill’s recent actions and owner Shoddy Lynn’s recent posts. We do not in any way condone those statements and they are not a representation of Broken Promises’ position in these matters. However, we understand it is our responsibility to address this situation with our business partner and take action.”

Continuing, they say “Therefore, Broken Promises is terminating our relationship with Dolls Kill effective immediately and will not be shipping any additional orders.”

“Broken Promises has always been a place for championing justice, diversity, and inclusivity. These values have been in our brand DNA since day one and we stand by them. We are all accountable for our own actions, but we know we have an obligation to speak up, educate ourselves and others, and better the system in any way we can. We value the input of every customer, follower, and fan. Thank you for your continued support.”

 

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To our followers, customers, and community: Broken Promises is disappointed by Dolls Kill’s recent actions and owner Shoddy Lynn’s recent posts. We do not in any way condone those statements and they are not a representation of Broken Promises’ position in these matters. However, we understand it is our responsibility to address this situation with our business partner and take action. Therefore, Broken Promises is terminating our relationship with Dolls Kill effective immediately and will not be shipping any additional orders. Broken Promises has always been a place for championing justice, diversity, and inclusivity. These values have been in our brand DNA since day one and we stand by them. We are all accountable for our own actions, but we know we have an obligation to speak up, educate ourselves and others, and better the system in any way we can. We value the input of every customer, follower, and fan. Thank you for your continued support.

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Killstar is similarly cutting ties after customers emailed the company with their concerns. Some are pointing out that the company has other issues they would like addressed though.

 

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We are listening and learning and thank you for your love and support – we value all of our customers and the feedback we’re given at all times. We have read the emails, heard the comments and seen the images you have sent us. ⁠ ⁠ As such we will not be shipping any new orders to Dolls Kill. ⁠ ⁠ We have always put our customers and supporters first – and will continue doing so. ⁠ ⁠ —⁠ ⁠ Sign the petition for change: ⁠ ⁠ https://www.change.org/p/mayor-jacob-frey-justice-for-george-floyd⁠ ⁠ Pledge Your Support:⁠ ⁠ https://www.naacpldf.org/⁠ ⁠ https://minnesotafreedomfund.org/donate⁠ ⁠ Learn more:⁠ ⁠ https://www.knowyourrightscamp.com/legal⁠ ⁠ https://fairfight.com/⁠

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Earlier in the week, the owner’s post was addressed online with numerous people bringing up past instances of the company selling offensive clothing on top of the recent post.

Then, the company offered a statement apologizing saying they “fucked up” and “should have been quicker [and] louder.”

In their statement, Dolls Kill states they’re pledging to purchase $1 million worth of product from black-owned designers and brands with a portion of proceeds to be donated to Black Lives Matter.

Elijah Daniel has also stated on his Twitter account that Dolls Kill’s CEO is allegedly trying to sue him now.

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To show support through donations, connect with grassroots campaigns and obtain resources for allies, please refer to the links below.

Help the family of George Floyd here.
Fight for Breonna Taylor here.
Help the family of Ahmaud Arbery here.
To sign petitions for George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and more, click here.
Donate to one or more community bail funds for protesters here.
Click here for more resources for protestors including pro-bono lawyers.
Visit Movement For Black Lives for additional ways you can help the cause.
Click here to connect with leaders building grassroots campaigns.
Here are some anti-racism resources for allies who want to learn more.
For other ways to donate, please head here.