H&M Apologizes for Racism Over Children's Hoodie: Social Media Reacts
09 January, 2018, 01:08 | Author: Jason Torres
The R&B singer, whose real name is Abel Tesfaye, signed on with H&M past year to collaborate on a clothing line.
The Weeknd will "not be working" with H&M after the company listed a children's hoodie with the words "coolest monkey in the jungle" printed on the front, accompanied by a photo of a black boy wearing the product.
Monday afternoon H&M's media relations team gave a more detailed statement to PR News, saying that the incident resulted from internal procedures that had not been followed properly and that the item would no longer be for sale.
The clothing chain has pulled the ad and issued an apology, which was obtained by Buzzfeed News. "I'm certain there will Be media fixers and whatnot and maybe a grand gesture like a donation to some charity". The ad appeared on the Swedish retailer's British online store.
Reacting, Anna Eriksson, a spokeswoman for the retailer, said: "This image has now been removed from all H&M channels and we apologise to anyone this may have offended".
Alex Medina, who works in brand design, said it was negligent to place a black child in a top with such a slogan, while white children wore others. "You know the history of racist using the term "monkey" to demean people of African descent... and you put this on your website!"
The organisation stipulates that any player suspected of having concussion must be evaluated in the dressing room. Newton took a shot to the head from Saints defensive tackle David Onyemata midway through the fourth quarter.
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti today expressed grief and sorrow over the incident, an official spokesman said. Conveying sympathies with the bereaved families, the Minister prayed for peace to the departed souls.
But winning cures everything, right? And if this is the beginning of the end of their dynasty, what a run it's been. The surprising trade that took place just ahead of the National Football League trade deadline came out of nowhere.
Anyone with information is encouraged to call Houston police at 832-394-1840. "Prayers out to her family during this hard time". She said he drove a blue truck and pulled up behind her in her driveway, but drove off after she got out of her vehicle .
However, she said Helena's unemployment rate is now very low, so Kmart employees may have an easier time finding another job. In early July it was announced that the Kenosha Sears store would be closing, and it did shutter its doors by October.
Airtel's revised plans come just days after it launched the Rs 799 plan to offer 3.5GB 4G data every day for a period of 28 days. All these data packs come with their similar offer of unlimited calls, SMS bundle, and access to Jio's bundle of applications.
Eligible donors with types O, A negative and B negative blood are urged to make a Power Red donation, where available. While all blood and donation types are welcome, there's a critical need for type O-negative and platelets .
Nottingham Forest striker Daryl Murphy is an injury doubt having come off in the home defeat against Sunderland. Nottingham Forest and Arsenal will face each other at the City Ground in the FA Cup this afternoon.
The native VR video player Vive Video is now pulling in content from one of the world's largest ad-free open video platforms. This afternoon HTC revealed the HTC Vive Pro, a next-level experience for virtual reality gamers.
Investors reacted to the news by driving Macy's stock price down by more than 5 percent to $23.44 in the first hour of trading. List among the closures is a second Florida location, the Macy's store in the Oaks Mall in Gainesville.
Acer Announces The World's Thinnest Laptop
Windows 10 is running the show, as expected, and the laptop will get you up to 10 hours of battery life according to Acer. Acer's newest gaming desktops are cool inside and out, designed with commanding aesthetics and advanced thermals.
Frank Beamer selected for College Football Hall of Fame
The 2018 class will be enshrined at the 61st annual NFF Awards Dinner on December 4 at the New York Hilton Midtown hotel. The National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame announced jointly made the announcement Monday morning.
Crew of 32 missing after ships collide off eastern China
The foreign ministry said China had deployed specialised "cleaning ships" to the scene to minimise environmental damage. The 225-meter-long second vessel CF CRYSTAL , carrying 64,000 tonnes of grain, was partly damaged in the collision.
Man Dies In Stockholm Blast; Police See No Terrorism Link
One person died and another was slightly hurt Sunday in a blast outside a metro station in a Stockholm suburb, police said. The Varby Gard station, on the Red Line in southwest Stockholm , has been closed off for investigation.
Return or face action: TN govt to striking transport staff
An indefinite strike by transport workers unions entered third day today leaving thousands of passengers stranded across state. In a statement to media on Friday, Vijaybhaskar said 13th wage revision for transport employees was held on January 4.