H&M Accused Of Racism For Monkey Sweatshirt Ad
H&M clothing is accused of racism for running an ad with a young African-American boy wearing a sweatshirt that said: “Coolest monkey in the jungle.”
After the ad was slammed on social media as racist, H&M removed the image from its website and apologized to anyone it “may have offended,” reports The Associated Press.
The Weeknd, a singer, tweeted that he was “shocked and embarrassed” by the photo and added: “I’m deeply offended and will not be working with @hm anymore.”
The Swedish-based clothing company replied in a statement: “We completely understand and agree with his reaction to the image,” but said it would “continue the discussion” with The Weeknd.
H&M added: “We are deeply sorry that the picture was taken.”