A video made the rounds on Twitter and Reddit yesterday depicting a vicious fight outside what is alleged to be Supreme Shibuya in Japan. According to comments on social media, the two parties involved were Chinese students working for resellers and the security group Bonds. Some may find the below clips distressing.
Reddit user, OnLakeOntario, who posted the video to the /r/streetwear subreddit, alleges that anyone buying from Supreme Shibuya must present a valid ID and must also, apparently, be wearing Supreme to buy on drop day.
Speculation suggests the Chinese students were not compliant with Bonds security, as they were sharing a single ID instead of each presenting one. Security attempted to remove them, which is what is said to have kicked off the fight.
This is not the first time violence has broken out at a limited release. Late last year a crowd waiting for the Pharrell Williams x adidas Originals release broke out in violence, while Air Jordan drops also have a long list of violence in the United States.
What do you think of the violence outside limited releases? How can we change how drops go down to combat it? Let us know in the comments.