H&M Delivers Apology After Monkey Hoodie Debacle

I think it's safe to say the revolution has abandoned the dream of being televised and settled comfortably into a social media. Super retail store H&M caught the latest social media call for a boycott after a picture of a young black boy in a "Coolest Monkey in the Jungle" hoodie went viral. 

The hoodie has since been removed from the sight but the damage had already been done. Celebrity endorser The Weekend cut ties with the store.

It was no surprise H&M issued an apology but the question is how did this "slip through the cracks". 

🤔 how did this happen? Well lack of diversity in your company 🤷🏾‍♀️. Lack of knowledge of different racial experiences in this country 🤷🏾‍♀️. The list goes on but LACK is the theme. Meanwhile 7 people on payroll like “why they mad” “that was a long time ago THEY need to move on” so things like this will continue to happen. Helpful?

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If you're confused about the long racial and at time sexually degrading history of black people and the word monkey allow me to help. 

Read the full article on Huffington Post's website.

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