The Weeknd Cuts Ties With H&M Over Racist ‘Monkey’ Sweatshirt

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    Clothing retailer H&M just lost one of their strongest supporters after their website posted an image of a young black boy wearing a “coolest monkey in the jungle” sweatshirt.

    The Weeknd, who has collaborated with the brand on several collections has officially cut ties with them.

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    The Swedish retailer has since apologized in a statement:

    “We sincerely apologize for offending people with this image of a printed hooded top. The image has been removed from all online channels and the product will not be for sale in the United States.”

    In response, Questlove from The Roots said it best:

    “All this tells me about @HM is that the seats in the boardroom lack something…wanna take a guess?”

    Some people think H&M should be cut some slack since the Swedish brand comes from a culture with a different racial history. Do you agree?

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    1. Hell naw i dont agree. There are no fuzzy lines when it comes to racism. There are no passes. This shit here is a fucking disgrace. What kind of funky ass mammy this boy got? Ugh!

    2. I wanna slap the fuck out of this kid’s parents. I wouldn’t be surprised if he’s adopted by whites this is fucking sick. Some White people (a lot more than you know) cant let this racist shit go it’s like it’s programmed in them. I never can understand how blacks love to kiss their asses

      • ^^^ MuthaFuckin THIS all day!!!!!!!!!!!!

        I’ve been telling as many black people through research and observation that “whites” are genetically programmed with white supremacy and hatred for black people.

    3. ” Some White people (a lot more than you know) cant let this racist shit go it’s like it’s programmed in them. ”

      Are you nuts. ALL of them are the same . ALL. the differences you perceive are just a matter of degree.

      wake up

      • Stfu. No not all of them are racist ! Just as there are some good black people there are some good white people. Talking about some fucking wake up I bet your black ass don’t have a problem fooling around with white women or men tho so miss me with that bullshit

    4. “Some people think H&M should be cut some slack since the Swedish brand comes from a culture with a different racial history.”

      Now aint that about a bish… wasn’t it just 15 years ago that the white females in those Scandanavian countries had a huge fetishism sweep their country for BBC. Hell these Swedish nannies were over here fighting over this one brotha and ended up severing their best friendship over it, after one got pregnant and then married the brotha. A neanderthal is gonna be a neanderthal…

      • I intend to. They only use ugly dark skinned black females that look manly in their print adverts. Mixed chicks are more beautiful and feminine looking but black girls are short haired and manly!

        I don’t subscribe to that racist shtick!

        • Cancel it not just on account of this PR blunder but also for the low quality outfits they churn out every week to stay trendy. Not too mention the millions they make every week at the expense of children working day and night at some labour camp in the far East on less than miminum wage.

          • This offense will probably last as long as H&M’s durability clothes life line – 3/4 weeks.

    5. Where are the kids parents..??? I cant believe u were at the photo shoot and diddnt have a problem with what they had him wearing…..so time these show biz parents ill they see is dollar signs.. I hope thats not the case here… I always had asked the same question about the late singer Allyah… Where were her parents at when r. Kelly nasty ass was preying on her when she was only 14..

    6. The culture excuse is pathetic. In Europe, football teams or soccer teams, get banned or fined for making racist monkey references and sounds when attacking black players, it’s sadly very common in Spain, Italy and Eastern European countries, so these Swedes know exactly what they were doing: using the standard European insult of referring to black people as monkeys

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