Converse’s latest advertisement features a pentagram shape within their shoe collaboration with Rick Owens and viewers are outraged by the use of satanic symbolism!
Keep reading as we explore the TURBODRK Chuck 70 collab along with disturbing reactions to the ad and more!
New Converse X DRKSHDW ad explored
Converse X DRKSHDW introduced the TURBODRK Chuck 70 via an Instagram post on 22nd July 2021.
Modelling the shoes are two painted-white-faced persons, dressed in what appears to be black leather zip-up outfits.
While their makeup contains drawn-on black, cracked facial features, the pair each have long, sharp white nails as well as black eye-contact lenses.
Converse X DRKSHDW is a collaboration with fashion iconoclast Rick Owens.
Rick Owens’ DRKSHDW diffusion line launched in 2005 and blends punk edge with couture-like sophistication.
In the caption of the Instagram announcement, @converse state:
“The aesthetic is all about disrupting formality—embracing traditional structure and then blowing it up. Rick Owens crafts a Chuck 70 unlike any other. And it’s only the beginning for Converse x DRKSHDW.”
@rickowensonline also shared images and videos of the TURBODRK Chuck 70 shoe.
Viewers concerned by pentagram shape
Viewers believe that if you look closely, the shape made by the seemingly scary models is, in fact, a pentagram.
Wondering what exactly that is?
A pentagram is a five-pointed star that is formed by drawing a continuous line in five straight segments, often used as a mystic and magical symbol.
The star shape is often associated with the Church of Satan as it represents the Sigil of Baphomet.
Converse’s alleged satanic symbolism used within an advertisement has sparked outrage within viewers, with many vowing to no longer purchase from the brand.
Enter the Unfamiliar spoke upon the shoe advertisement in a recent YouTube video and explained the brand’s supposed satanic association.
Where to buy the TURBODRK Chuck 70 shoes
The Converse X DRKSHDW TURBODRK Chuck 70 shoe was made available worldwide from July 27th 2021 at 10 am EST on Converse.com.
Advertisements displayed the shoe in both black and white colourways.
The collaboration is currently sold out on converse.com.
However, you are able to sign up to get notified of upcoming drops via their website.
Not to worry! Below, we have provided you with other outlets that also stock the shoes.
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