April 26, 2018

Mother of H&M model sees no issue with controversial, 'racist' ad

13 January 2018, 01:19 | Marta Robbins

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Man U star striker Lukaku hits back at H&M racist hoodie

In case you missed it, a controversial issue was made in the music/fashion world earlier this week when clothing giant, H&M, released pictures of a black boy wearing a hoodie with the words "coolest monkey in the jungle" inscribed on it as part of their kid's catalogue.

H&M has since apologized for the advertisement and had acknowledged their error over the matter. His decision to end his relationship with the retailer because of the ad comes after hip-hop artist The Weeknd announcement he will no longer work with H&M. "Stop crying wolf all the time, unnecessary issue here ... get over it".

Mango, who comes from Nairobi and now lives in Stockholm, wrote: "I$3 am the mum, and this is one of hundreds of outfits my son has modelled".

"Get over it", she wrote in a Facebook post when followers asked for her opinion on the photo and the ensuing backlash.

In a series of Facebook posts, Mango urged critics - including high profile musicians and sports stars - to "get over it" and to "stop crying wolf". "Everyone is entitled to their opinion".

Twitter was buzzing early Monday morning after pictures surfaced of a small black child modeling a "coolest monkey in the jungle" hoodie on H&M's United Kingdom website.

The Swedish-based company says it is sorry the image was taken.

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"Over the past months I was genuinely excited about launching my upcoming line and collaboration with H&M", the rapper wrote.

While rapper G-Eazy, whose album The Beautiful & Damned is now in the USA top five, had collaborated with H&M on a clothing line that was due to launch in March this year. These offenses are more about the makeup of the rooms where they happen, than the items they produce.

Social media blew up over the photo of the young boy wearing the green hooded sweatshirt, which had racist undertones. And we ain't going for it!

National Basketball Association superstar Lebron James, also threw his weight on the campaign against the tasteless advert calling the young a boy a future king and ruler of the world.

Canadian singer The Weeknd, who has a clothing line with the retailer, severed ties with H&M on Monday saying he was both "deeply offended" and "shocked and embarrassed" by the advert.

Twitter user, Selene Arianela tweeted comparing the image to a white boy modeling a "survival expert" hoodie, which didn't seem to make matters any better for H&M.

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