Using humor to promote the T byAlexander Wang line, Wang gives a teaser of a campaign that will feature the character Mango, as played by Chris Kattan on Saturday Night Live between 1997 and 2002. The full video will appear on the brand’s site on June 3rd. For those not familiar with Mango (like us) According to Style, where the teaser was first shown earlier today:
“An irresistible beret-wearing exotic dancer, Mango seduced everyone from Gwyneth Paltrow and Ben Affleck to Ellen DeGeneres and J.Lo during his time on the program. “You can’t have-a-da-Mango!” he’d scream at the end of each skit, slapping his gold lamé hot-pants-clad caboose.”
Wang last year did a video for the line featuring MadTV character Bon Qui Qui played by Anjelah Johnson to mostly positive response (see it below). While many found the video amusing and enjoyed the trip down memory lane, in our opinion, Bon Qui Qui though true to form, in current times came across as heavy handed and overly dependent on worn out and negative stereotypes about low income minorities.