Racist 'coolest monkey in the jungle' hoodies bring out black creativity

Racist 'coolest monkey in the jungle' hoodies bring out black creativity

In a series of since-deleted Facebook posts, Terry Mango said she didn't support the backlash over the ad.

"I$3 am the mum, and this is one of hundreds of outfits my son has modeled", Mango writes. However, claiming that people are "crying wolf" is dismissing the larger and more damaging issue. "Get over it." After receiving backlash, the Nigerian native, who is now living in Sweden, defended her opinion adding, "I really don't understand not coz am choosing not to but because it's not my way of thinking".

It was first brought to light by blogger Stephanie Yeboah, who wrote: "Whose idea was it at @hm to have this little sweet black boy wear a jumper that says "coolest monkey in the jungle"?".

A number of celebrities took a stand against H&M following the ad, with hip hop star the Weeknd severing ties with the clothing giant.

On Tuesday, sInger and songwriter, The Weeknd, who has had two collaborations with the company made a decision to cut ties after the photo was released.

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H&M pulled the ad from its sites and the hoodie from its inventory following the controversy, and said it was "deeply sorry" for the situation. It certainly did not resonate with the public, as many have taken to criticizing the retailer, while two of its high-profile spokesmen and collaborator, G-Eazy and The Weeknd, announced they were both ending their partnership with the company moving forward.

She went on to explain that she "really doesn't understand" the issue, adding: "Not coz am choosing not to but because it's not my way of thinking sorry [sic]". These offenses are more about the makeup of the rooms where they happen, than the items they produce. The outlet reported that Terry Mango took to social media to share her opinion.

National Basketball Association star LeBron James has also slammed H&M for the advert. Singer and songwriter The Weeknd, who has collaborated with H&M on a fashion line, tweeted that he is "shocked and embarrassed" by the photo and said he will no longer work with the company. I certainly wouldn't want to be working in the H&M PR department right now.

The mother of the young boy who appeared in a shocking H&M ad and became the center of a worldwide controversy spoke out - telling people to "get over it". "We believe in diversity and inclusion in all that we do and will be reviewing all our internal policies accordingly to avoid any future issues".

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