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Tommy Still Can't Hilfiger Out Racist Allegations

12/31/2007 6:30 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Frank Fuller ClassicOprah Winfrey and Tommy Hilfiger cleared up one of the oldest Internet rumors around -- but not to the satisfaction of one clothing company.

Frank Fuller Classic took out a recent magazine ad that exclaims they aren't "racist like Tommy Hilfiger." Yikes! The ad references a false rumor that dates back several years, which Tommy and Oprah both shot down earlier this year.

Attorneys for Tommy sent a cease and desist letter to the magazine that ran the ad and Frank Fuller Classic. A rep for Hilfiger tells TMZ, "This is nothing more than a hoax concocted months after Oprah and Tommy put to rest the tired, baseless yet intolerable rumor, declaring it a 'big, fat lie.'"

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Cartman    

Nobody wants to wear any Frank Fuller Crap.

Go Tommy!

2455 days ago
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JolieIsFake    

Must be a real slow news day to have to bring up old crap. Who cares anyway. If he wants to be racist that's his right.

2455 days ago
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Jeff Kay    

Tommy better be racist!!!! That's the only reason I started buying his clothing.

2455 days ago
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Jean    

Well Jeff, Tommy is not a racist. So you can stop buying his clothes now. Happy New Year! Oh no wait, since you are a racist, you use countless energy on hate and will NEVER be happy. Nevermind then. Feel sorry for ya.

2455 days ago
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p1tey1    

This reeks of desperation. They must really consider Tommy Hilfiger a threat to stoop this low.

With the TRILLIONS of dollars ethnic groups spend on fashion each year Tommy Hilfiger can't afford to be racist. This company is trying to hurt Hilfiger's bottom line by continuing this lie, and that's kind of pathetic to me. They should let their product speak for itself.

2455 days ago
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Bubblebunny    

Let's be different today, and use the BRAIN God gave us. If Hillfiger WAS a racist, would he confide to OPRAH, a nice BLACK lady, that he was a RACIST? She has a lotta white friends, a mixed audience, however is a loyal and PROUD,(not prideful), BLACK LADY. Tommy is not a millionaire because he is a dummy! He has some pretty preppy styles, though. Not everyone's glass of Tea. PS OPRAH isn't gonna cover for Tommy. She loves TRUTH.

2455 days ago
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Rebecca    

If Frank Fuller is not racist, then why is EVERY one of the models on the website WHITE? I'm white myself, and that's the first thing I noticed. I've seen black Tommy Hilfiger models. This is just ridiculous. Fuller should be sued for slander.

2455 days ago
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roughdaddy    

its a rumor thats been around for years,,,both tommy and ralph lauren been the victim off,,,frank fuller are just using it to get recognition!!! does anyone wants to wear frank fuller? remain to be seen!!!!!!!!!!!!

2455 days ago
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CELEBS HAS NO COMMON SENSE OR DO THEY PAY IN FULL CASH    

SOUNDS LIKE KYLE JOHNSON STARTING

B/S WITH HILFIGER .............................

"TOMMY HIMSELF TOLD OPRAH WINFREY HIS CLOTHES

WERE ONLY MEANT FOR UPPER CLASS WHITE PEOPLE ".

GUESS WHAT I KNOW PEOPLE WHO'S POOR / RICH ,

AND THEY ALL BUY HIS CLOTHES.............

KYLE JOHNSON IS SO FULL OF IT BECAUSE HE'S JEALOUS..................

EVERY CELEB OUT THERE HAS HIS / HER OWN CLOTHING LINE ..........

IT'S ALL ABOUT MONEY $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ .............

TO KEEP UP WITH THERE MANSIONS , EXPENSIVE CARS ,

ETCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC.......................................................

2455 days ago
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haha    

---------PS OPRAH isn't gonna cover for Tommy. She loves TRUTH.

hahahahhaa @ the fact you think Oprah really loves the truth and that she isn't racist herself

lets be honest who cares if he is racist if that offends you don't buy the product

end of story

2455 days ago
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Logo Designers    

what would you do if tommy was racist and you already paid $110 for a hilfiger shirt?

2455 days ago
12.

peter    

go frank fuller go.great stuff. about time someone stood up to him.

2455 days ago
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p1tey1    

The only color designers care about is GREEN, the color of money. And they don't care who spends it. How else do you think they can afford to pay for their extravagant lifestyles???

The folks at Frank Fuller know what they're doing. They know if they get the Hip-Hop community to start wearing their stuff it could be worth BILLIONS!!!! I love the fact that they want to target that community, I just don't agree with their method.

2455 days ago
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dave    

How funny and hypocritical of TMZ to drudge up some old racist bs, when they posted one of the most offensive racist taunting comments about kritsen dunst the other day and had to pull it from the website after the fans complained. Who made u judge Harvey Levin? You're just the jester on the peoples court.

2455 days ago
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BUM    

I don't like to wear any of these designer's clothing especially with their names imprinted on the front. Why should we pay top dollar for their clothes and also have their names all over our clothes.. .. just giving them free advertising while they rake in the dough. People are so gullible and fooled by any crap that is sold to them and wind up making these guys multi-millionaires!!

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