NAACP Calls H&M Ad Racist and Unacceptable
Style Magazine Newswire | 1/9/2018, 10:45 a.m.
BALTIMORE—(January 9, 2018) The NAACP issued the following statement today regarding H&M’s recent advertisement:
The NAACP condemns the recent advertisement by H&M, which pictured a young Black child wearing a hooded sweatshirt with the label “the coolest monkey in the jungle,” as an unacceptable racist and derogatory action.
“H&M’s decision to use this ad is appalling and evidence of a lack of racial sensitivity within their corporate culture. We asked the ad be removed immediately,” said NAACP President and CEO Derrick Johnson.”