Everybody knows how the celebrity effect works.
You get the attention that you wanted and all your small actions become magnified.
You did good? Oh, good job.
You did something bad? Oh no, this is going down.
Well, same thing applies to everything well-known.
Politicians, schools, companies…
Yesterday (Jan 8), clothing giant H&M was under fire (maybe still is) for posting an advertisement that seems to suggest some racism.
It apologised and removed the advertisement, according to Channel NewsAsia.
H&M released a photo via their website of a black boy wearing a clothing product that says “coolest monkey in the jungle”.
This sparked anger among many netizens.
Whose idea was it at @hm to have this little sweet black boy wear a jumper that says ‘coolest monkey in the jungle’?
I mean. What. pic.twitter.com/6AJfMdQS4L
— Stephanie Yeboah (@NerdAboutTown) January 7, 2018
— The Weeknd (@theweeknd) January 8, 2018
What about it
For those that weren’t in the know, the word “monkey” is known as a racial slur to black people, typically in the States.
Reply from H&M
“The image has now been removed from all H&M channels and we apologise to anyone this may have offended,” said H&M.