After propping a little black boy in a picture with a hoodie emblazoned with “Coolest Monkey in the Jungle,” […]
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A fashion blogger who goes by name Taylor Marie has issued an apology for a caption on an Instagram photo that called a Ghanian child a monkey.
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H&M has announced that it will appoint a diversity director after the backlash over its “coolest monkey in the jungle” hoodie.
Terry Mango and Frank Odhiambo, the parents of the model Liam Mango, say while they understand the reactions to the hoodie that read “Coolest Monkey in the Jungle,” they did not see it as racist.
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As a Black mother of a son, 20, and daughter, 13, the racist historical context of dressing my younger son in a H&M sweatshirt that reads, “Coolest Monkey in the Jungle,” is deafening.
The mother of the young model wearing a monkey hoodie in a racist H&M ad is apparently unbothered by all the controversy.
A New-York-based artist and musician took that image of a Black boy wearing an insensitive and racist hoodie and turned it into an image celebrating the boy’s status as a king.
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The racist hoodie, which was emblazoned with the words “Coolest Monkey in the Jungle,” drew swift backlash, especially because it was modeled by a Black child.
H&M responded poorly when it was called out for not having black models in its images for stores in South Africa, and now it is rushing to apologize for the offense.
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