H&M has apologised after a black child model was shown wearing a hoodie saying "coolest monkey in the jungle".
The retailer has been hit with criticism, claiming that they are racist and that the ad was inappropriate and disgusting.
The clothing brand says the image has been removed from its website, and it's sorry for any offense caused.
woke up this morning shocked and embarrassed by this photo. i’m deeply offended and will not be working with anymore...
— The Weeknd (@theweeknd)
The sentiment is cute (cutest monkey in the jungle, but given the racial history of blacks being referred to as monkeys), it's clear that didn't fully think this one through.
I'd like to give H&M the benefit of a doubt & say this wasn't done intentionally.
— YediydeYah Allen (@yoallen78)
I feel like this was unintentional as many people refer to their children as monkeys. But the oversight is stupid.
— ruganzu howard (@kuroikaijin)
H&M has apologised for the model below wearing a "coolest monkey in the jungle" jumper.
Do people not stop the person who thought of it and say, "this might not be a good idea?"
— Seán O'Regan (@SeanOR95)
— CabsFleep (@cabsfleep)