The once popular urban athletic clothing brand was rumored to be owned by the Ku Klux Klan. The name “Troop” was alleged to be an acronym for “To Rule Over Oppressed People.” LL Cool J, who was a fan of the brand, was accused of knowing this and still proudly wearing the clothes. (He later bigged up FUBU during a Gap commercial, supposedly to repair his clothing karma.) Of course none of this was true, but the bad press killed the brand off in time.
24. TROOP Clothing Was Owned By The KKK