Пятница, 16 Ноября, 2018


The Weeknd Quits H&M Partnership Over Racist Ad: 'I'm Deeply Offended'

The Weeknd Quits H&M Partnership Over Racist Ad: 'I'm Deeply Offended' The Weeknd Quits H&M Partnership Over Racist Ad: 'I'm Deeply Offended'
Hannah Rogers | 14 Января, 2018, 02:05

"I'm deeply offended and will not be working with H&M anymore".

They've had enough. After an online advertisement from H&M featured a young black boy model in a "Coolest Monkey In the Jungle" sweatshirt, black Twitter and the interwebs clapped back hard.

The Canadian singer announced in his message that he would be cutting all professional ties with H&M.

LeBron James and Diddy were also among the high-profile responses to the photo. The ruler of the world, an untouchable Force that can never be denied!

A Facebook exchange involving a woman named Terry Mango, a Kenyan national who resides and works in Sweden, was posted to the Instagram account of Instablog9ja - a verified account that accepts user submitted stories and seems to focus on content from Africa (predominantly Nigeria).

There were a number of such renderings, re-imagining the young boy in a more powerful position.

The Swedish multinational clothing-retail company said in the apology statement, "We understand that many people are upset about the image of the children's hoodie".

"We agree with all the criticism that this has generated - we have got this wrong and we agree that, even if unintentional, passive or casual racism needs to be eradicated wherever it exists..." Are we simply too sensitive?

H&M has apologized and removed the image, but not before the ad was widely challenged on social media as being racist and inappropriate. She added, "This is one of hundreds of outfits my son has modeled... stop crying Wolf all the time, unnecessary issue". "But everyone is entitled to their opinion about it".

The mother of the black boy from the H&M picture has spoken and she doesn't see the big deal about the sweater.

It's disappointing that these "oversights" are still happening and as a few commenters have pointed out, they are likely caused by a lack of diversity in the workplace. "We have to do better".

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