London Retailer ‘Gentrified’ Solange’s Album Cover

The image caught the attention of social media after it was published in London's Evening Standard newspaper.

Image of controversial Oasis ad in London newspaper Twitter

Editor’s note: This article contains tweets that some may find offensive.

High-end London retailer Oasis has some explaining to do when it comes to an ad it provided London’s Evening Standard newspaper. The photo in question looks remarkably similar to Solange’s A Seat at the Table album cover, and social media quickly came for the newspaper and store.

Of course, there’s always that one daft person who wants to know what the issue is:

While some will say imitation is the best form of flattery, clearly the people who thought this image was a good idea didn’t listen to Solange’s album, which talks heavily about cultural appropriation. Oasis needs to have a seat at a table, and listen to the album just to see why its image is problematic.

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