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San Francisco is replacing its much loathed green garbage bins with sleek new Gucci designer trash cans.

The prototype Gucci trash cans are part of San Francisco's new pilot program to dress up city streets.

Residents and lawmakers are outraged that the stylish trash cans cost $12,000 to $20,000 EACH.

San Francisco Public Works approved spending $537,000 to $840,000 on reserve for the pilot program, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

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"$20,000 a can is ridiculous," Supervisor Matt Haney told the San Francisco Chronicle after reluctantly approving the proposal.

The pilot program will install 15 designer trash cans on city streets from November 2021 to January 2022, according to the Chronicle.

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Among the Gucci styles are "smart" cans called "Salt and Pepper", "Slim Silhouette" and "Soft Square." The latter is designed to resemble a man purse.

The Salt and Pepper trash can is designed to look like a salt and pepper shaker.

The edgy "smart" trash cans are "outfitted with sensors that send alerts when they're nearing capacity so they can be emptied before they overflow," San Francisco Public Works said in a release last year.

The city plans to increase police foot patrol to ensure no one steals the fashionable trash cans.
 

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Gucci is taking the distressed look to another level by reimagining denim jeans with artificial grass stains around the knee area. The jeans retail for $676 USD.

According to Gucci's website, the wide leg, Eco washed organic denim is "specifically treated for a stained-like, distressed effect."

"Gucci explores new takes on the cult fabric, reinterpreting it with different designs and washing techniques that blur the line between vintage and contemporary. All organic cotton leftovers from the cutting process for this product are then upcycled into new materials under the "Gucci Up" program. Pieces with versatile ways to wear and style embrace each person who is part of the House's individual spirit."

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Men's overalls featuring fake grass stains retails for $1,400. Other jeans look like they were dipped in mud or dog poo.

The Eco washed organic denim pant is already sold out on the U.S. version of Gucci's website. But you can still order it on the UK website, while supplies last.

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Rapper Boosie Badazz had some choice words for Black people who were queued in line outside a Gucci store.

In a livestream video, Boosie yelled, "Gucci don't like Black people. I don't know why y'all in that line!"

Walking swiftly away, Boosie continued, "Y'all stupid as a f***. Gucci don't like black people. Y'all still in the line. Y'all stupid as a MF. Y'all stupid as a MF. All y'all."

Boosie, Tip "T.I." Harris, and other rappers called on Black people to boycott the French luxury retailer for selling what they believed was a "racist sweater."

The black balaclava sweater, which retailed for $890, appeared to mimic blackface.

Gucci removed the sweater from stores and issued an apology in 2019.
 

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Celebrity stylist Law Roach says the looting of luxury stores such as Gucci and Chanel was a "f*ck you to a hierarchy, to the people that made me feel like, 'You don't belong here.'"

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Roach, who styles celebrities such as Ciara Wilson (pictured left), Tiffany Haddish and Zendaya, says looters aren't motivated to rob luxury stores to keep the merchandise.

Roach told Page Six: "I don't think that any of those kids there, or any person that was black, went into the stores with that motivation of just having it just to have it," he said.

He suggested that the looters intend to pawn or sell the items to feed their families.

"I don't think people are going to go to Rolex to keep a Rolex. I think they're going to Rolex to steal a Rolex so they can feed their f–king family."

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Deon Cole would like the opportunity to explain the effeminate Gucci outfit he wore to the 51st Annual NAACP Image Awards this past weekend.

Cole was ridiculed and insulted in every way possible after he wore a blue crushed velvet suit with bell bottom pants to the awards show.

The visual was too much for some women to handle. The men took Cole's attire personally - as if his attire was an affront to their manhood.

Cole has been receiving death threats on social media.

Cole took to Instagram on Monday to explain that he will address the controversy on Tuesday, Feb. 25.

Cole, 48, is an actor, comedian best known for his role on the TV sitcom Black-ish.

Questions: What do you think he will say? How can he explain this to your satisfaction? Are you ready to concede another masculine Black man to the other side?
 


 

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