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The Weeknd Parts Ways With H&M Amid Racial Controversy

H&M has been accused of racism after it featured a young black boy in a H&M has been accused of racism after it featured a young black boy in a"coolest monkey in the jungle hoodie
Ivan Hill | 09 January, 2018, 00:42

Over the weekend, social media users claimed that this was racist because monkey is a known racial slur.

More over, you don't have to be African American to get it.

Swedish based mega clothing brand Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) has apologised for a photo featuring a black child wearing a green hoodie printed "coolest monkey in the jungle". The company replaced the image with one of the sweatshirt alone, and initially kept the product for sale on its website.

The ad was originally featured on H&M's United Kingdom site, and following the backlash, the retailer issued the following statement after pulling the image: "We sincerely apologize for offending people with this image of a printed hooded top".

GoPro exits the drone business, confirms job cuts
There have also been issues with some products, including the recall of its Karma aerial camera in 2016, after unexpected crashes. Together with the tough legal positions in the U.S. and Europe, said GoPro , "these factors make the aerial market untenable".


H&M apologized on Monday - but some people think that isn't enough. "We believe in diversity and inclusion in all that we do, and will be reviewing our internal routines".

Representatives for The Weeknd confirmed the singer would end ties with the company.

In a statement, H&M said, "We completely understand and agree with his reaction to the image". "We will thoroughly investigate why this happened to prevent this type of mistake from happening again".

Toronto-based rapper, The Weeknd, who released his own line with H&M previous year, announced via Twitter that he will no longer be working with the company.

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