H&M Apologizes for Racism Over Children's Hoodie: Social Media Reacts

09 January, 2018, 01:08 | Author: Jason Torres
  • Others pointed out there appeared to be no racial undertones but asked whether there had been a significant'oversight in the advertising campaign

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.

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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!"

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