Adidas has dumped plans to release a sneaker from designer Jeremy Scott after complaints that the bright yellow handcuffs (legcuffs?) attached to the sneakers looked a bit too much like shackles worn by slaves. If you had your eye on these, you're out of luck. Adidas has pulled plans to sell them.
The apology from Adidas came quickly:
"The design of the JS Roundhouse Mid is nothing more than the designer Jeremy Scott's outrageous and unique take on fashion and has nothing to do with slavery ... We apologize if people are offended by the design and we are withdrawing our plans to make them available in the marketplace."