H&M faces backlash over 'monkey in the jungle' hoodie

The item has sparked a heated online debate with many accusing the brand of'casual racism

The item has sparked a heated online debate with many accusing the brand of'casual racism

One social media user aptly put it; "So putting an African American child in a hoodie with "coolest monkey in the book" isn't racist at all".

The hoodie is still available to buy online but it no longer features the image of the child modelling it. "We sincerely apologize for this image" H&M told TIME. "We will thoroughly investigate why this happened to prevent this type of mistake from happening again". However, the $10.83 (£7.99 GBP) sweatshirt, is still for sale on H&M's United Kingdom site, although it's not shown on a model.

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The category is all-male, which some felt was a snub to Greta Gerwig and her work directing Lady Bird . Dee Rees' " Mudbound " also received glowing praise for its depiction of American rural life.

One Twitter user wrote, "Here's why your ad has caused outrage: There is painful history of dehumanizing black people by comparing us to monkeys and apes".

The Weeknd, who has a collection with the brand, tweeted Monday that he has cut all ties with it.

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The boat that the anglers were competing in is a dark-colored Ranger Z521 with a red Evinrude G2 outboard. As of the morning of January 5, Kisiah was in Belle Glade Hospital in serious condition with hypothermia.

The Weeknd first partnered with H&M past year for multiple collections of custom clothing items, including jackets, parkas and sweatshirts. "We believe in diversity and inclusion in all that we do and will be reviewing our internal routines".

The statement was nearly verbatim from other verbiage contained in what appeared to be the company's marketing manifesto.

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The premiere received solid marks from critics, but it drew a disappointing 1.2 rating in the adults 18-49 demographic. Despite the timely subject matter of the show, The Mayor did not seem to dominate much of the television conversation.

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. "We're always about being there for our customers".

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