Published: Tue, January 09, 2018
Entertaiment | By Lawrence Myers

The Weeknd Cuts Ties With H&M Over Offensive Photo

The Weeknd Cuts Ties With H&M Over Offensive Photo

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".

New York Times columnist Charles Blow tweeted a picture of the ad, addressing H&M with the caption, "Have you lost your damned minds?"

UK Labor Party lawmaker Kate Osamor tweeted that she was "totally shocked, dismayed to say the very least" by the image. "I'm sure the apologies are a coming", The Roots drummer wrote.

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Social media users pointed out that two other tops from the same line, one that said "survival expert" and one with images of animals, were modeled by white children. "Therefore, we have not only removed the image from our channels, but also the garment from our product offering globally".

Fashion designer Alex Medina, actress Niecy Nash and Karamo Brown of "Queer Eye for Straight Guy" cast were also critical of H&M. "We believe in diversity and inclusion in all that we do, and will be reviewing our internal routines".

As of Monday morning, the clothing giant's website still features the hoodie, but without anyone wearing it.

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The brand received a lot of backlash on Monday forcing them to remove the ad of the black boy who had posed with his hands in his pockets. "Now they're trying to COVER IT UP".

H&M in 2015 came under fire for a similar faux pas when the company's South Africa division debuted an ad campaign that was absent of black models. How on earth can this be?

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