Black Planet is a social networking platform which was born in 2001. It was very popular among Black and African Americans as it was a platform which, as the name suggests, almost exclusively marketed to people of color. Black Planet was the first major social network that actually gave its users the freedom to be creative, allowed them to connect and engage with people socially.
Gucci has become the latest designer to upset the masses of black people with it's latest apparel. About a year ago or so it was H&M who had blacks in an rage when displaying an ad with a little black child in a garment which had referenced a monkey on the front of it. Many blacks called and agreed to boycott H&M to send a message of disapproval. This incident with Gucci is very different in many ways.