Clothing Giant H&M Apologizes For Featuring Black Boy in a “Coolest Monkey in the Jungle” Hoodie
Style Magazine Newswire | 1/12/2018, 6:51 a.m.
Multi-national clothing retail company, H&M, has received sharp criticism from the public following a “racist” photo of a young black boy wearing a “coolest monkey in the jungle” hoodie featured on their website. The hoodie, listed as printed hooded top on the store’s UK website, gained negative feedback after social media users noticed it. H&M, a Swedish company, apologized for what many have said is an insensitive correlation between the young black model and a typical hateful insult against Black people. “This image has now been removed from all H&M channels and we apologize to anyone this may have offended,” the company said in a brief statement from its Stockholm headquarters. The picture was replaced with the generic photo of the green hoodie. There were also two other hoodies posted next to the controversial hoodie that were worn by white models, including one with the phrase “survival expert.”