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A screenshot taken on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019, from an online fashion outlet showing a Gucci turtleneck black wool balaclava sweater for sale that they recently pulled from its online and physical stores. Gucci has apologized for the wool sweater that resembled a "blackface" and said the item had been removed from its online and physical stores, the latest case of an Italian fashion house having to apologize for cultural or racial insensitivity. (AP Photo)

SALT LAKE CITY — Gucci has apologized and decided to stop selling a sweater with a design critics said resembled blackface, The Associated Press reports.

The sweater was an all-black turtleneck that covered the bottom half of the wearer’s face with a cutout around the lips.

Thick, oversized red lips surrounded the mouth of the model wearing the sweater, CNN reports.

You can see a screenshot of the sweater below:

Response: Gucci apologized for the outfit in a statement released on Wednesday.

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"We can confirm that the item has been immediately removed from our online store and all physical stores," Gucci said in a statement Wednesday. "We are fully committed to increasing diversity throughout our organization and turning this incident into a powerful learning moment for the Gucci team and beyond."

By the numbers: The sweater was briefly available on Gucci’s website before it was taken down, NBC News reports. The sweater reportedly sold for $890 in Gucci stores and online.

Criticism: Social media slammed the sweater when it surfaced online.

Back in December, Prada faced a similar criticism over its key chains and window displays, which featured monkeys with big red lips, according to Business Insider.