H&M is under fire after having a young black boy pose in an offensive hoodie that read “Coolest Monkey in the Jungle.” The Swedish multinational clothing-retail company has since apologized and removed the hoodie from their websites. They also also said the hoodie won’t be for sale—in the U.S., that is. Their statement went as follows: “We sincerely apologize for offending people with this image of a printed hooded top. This image has been removed from all online channels and the product will not be for sale in the United States.”
Of course, there’s been a huge response online. One entrepreneur went viral when he turned a positive into a negative and switched up the kid’s look:
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I made this because I dont wanna see this young Kings face anymore with the shirt he was hired to wear by H&M. I'm almost certain the Persson Family and their $31 Billion wont care in Sweden but… this lil guy will see his pics and the mockery one day because the internet doesnt erase… so I just hope he gets to see this one or any like it that celebrate him. #mysavoirfaire
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H&M, What Were You Thinking When You Asked A Black Kid To Wear This Hoodie? was originally published on globalgrind.com