Remember the story on H&M and the uproar it caused on social media for ‘coolest monkey in the jungle’ hoodie on black boy? Well, the mother to the young model has come to say that she does not see anything wrong with the advertisement that was pulled down by the Swedish clothline after they apologized.
The mother identified as Terry Mango posted on her thoughts on Facebook. She identifies herself as a ‘Kenyan working in Sweden.’
She explained that the top was one out of many her son had been used to promote ad she saw no issue with the hoodie when he was trying it on. She later went private on her Facebook account and reposted photos of the ad by other accounts, condemning them. She said:
“[I] am the mum and this is one of hundreds of outfits my son has modelled… Stop crying Wolf all the time, unnecessary issue here… Get over it.”
The use of the black boy caused an uproar globally, with social media users accusing the clothing brand of racism for using a black child to convey the message written on the hoodie.
Even musician, The Weekend, took to his Twitter saying he had cancelled any kind of partnership with H&M.
— The Weeknd (@theweeknd) January 8, 2018
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