H&M Under Fire Over Racist Ad

posted by Lizette Love - 

The popular clothing store, H&M, was put on blast after a racist ad popped up on their UK website..showing an African American boy wearing a "Coolest Monkey In The Jungle" hoodie.

TSRStaff: Thembi ( @ThembiTV_ ) _____________________________________ Alright #Roommates, a lot of people are up in arms about a photo that has been going around from the #H&M website. _____________________________________ The photo is of a black boy who is wearing a "monkey" hoodie for #H&M. _____________________________________ People are extremely upset that the people in charge of the shoot chose to put the black boy in the green sweater as opposed to the other sweaters pictures in the collection. [SWIPE] _____________________________________ We have verified that these pictures are indeed on the #H&M #UK website--but what do y'all think #Roommates? Are people reaching, or are they absolutely right in being upset?

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The ad has since been pulled from the website and the company has issued a (half ass) apology..

"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."

But of course, you know we ain't about to let this go, right?!

I'M ALL 100% HERE FOR THIS NEXT TWEET!!!

Lizette Love

Lizette Love

Originally from the West Coast -- I'm 27, Pisces, a mommy, latina. I LOVE Rihanna, Dr. Pepper & tacos. Probably the only person on earth with no tattoos and I carried hot sauce in my bag YEARS before Beyonce made it cool. #swag Read more

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