|H&M had a fashion emergency with an offensive display of a Black boy wearing a hoodie.|
H&M faces a backlash for letting this one slip past their board of directors.
Now this image will be splattered on white extremists websites. It will driven up on social media. The young model will likely be harassed and picked on by others.
The whole ordeal could hurt their sales.
The image of a Black boy with the hoodie saying "The coolest monkey in the jungle."
Yeah, we didn't think this one over.
H&M caused such an uproar, R&B singer The Weeknd said he's no longer endorsing the company.
woke up this morning shocked and embarrassed by this photo. i’m deeply offended and will not be working with @hm anymore... pic.twitter.com/P3023iYzAb— The Weeknd (@theweeknd) January 8, 2018
Intentional or not, this was a clear cut dog whistle to white extremists.