Kate Spade Will Pull Its 'Kony' Handbags

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We felt like the tweeters overreacted a bit to the Kate Spade bag that appears to read “I Love Kony” this week, but the brand apparently disagrees: today they announced plans to pull all the existing bags from stores.

Group SJR, the Hill + Knowlton Strategies company that represents the brand, issued the following statement:

This bag was designed as a celebration of kate spade new york, using the abbreviation of our name, kate (spade) new york.

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