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    Politics matters Politics matters is offline

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    Is this H&M advert racist or is it just coincidental that a black child was chosen to model in this clothing?

    H&M advertised a picture of a black child sporting a jumper which says "Coolest Monkey in the Jungle".

    Do you think the motivations behind H&M were entirely racist or was this just a miss understanding?

    Adults often refer to children as monkeys in an unoffensive way, often to explain their often wild behavior.
    However on occasion the word has been used as a racial slur towards blacks.

    Many people are unhappy with H&M due to this advert. One black artist named "The Weekend" who collaborated with H&M has vowed never to work with them again because of this incident. P Diddy also vented his anger at H&M over this advert.

    Are they overreacting? Is this another example of politically correct liberals being overly sensitive towards race?

    H&M faces customer boycott over 'racist' hoodie advertising campaign | The Independent

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    Quote Originally Posted by Politics matters View Post
    H&M advertised a picture of a black child sporting a jumper which says "Coolest Monkey in the Jungle".

    Do you think the motivations behind H&M were entirely racist or was this just a miss understanding?

    Adults often refer to children as monkeys in an unoffensive way, often to explain their often wild behavior.
    However on occasion the word has been used as a racial slur towards blacks.

    Many people are unhappy with H&M due to this advert. One black artist named "The Weekend" who collaborated with H&M has vowed never to work with them again because of this incident. P Diddy also vented his anger at H&M over this advert.

    Are they overreacting? Is this another example of politically correct liberals being overly sensitive towards race?

    H&M faces customer boycott over 'racist' hoodie advertising campaign | The Independent

    Is it racist? No.
    Is it insensitive? Yes.
    Will P.ie's sad little alt-right wanna be fanboys sh*t themselves over this? Absolutely.
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    razorblade razorblade is offline

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    I stopped reading after the im offended bit what sort of fool gets offended on the behalf of others the child seemed to be ok with wearing the jumper so whats the problem.
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    How did H&M not see this coming?
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    Someone in H&M should have seen this coming in this day and age of the easily offended , but there is no way they intentionally done this. They just did not think , and that was their problem. Really sloppy stuff from such a big company.
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    Quote Originally Posted by razorblade View Post
    I stopped reading after the im offended bit what sort of fool gets offended on the behalf of others the child seemed to be ok with wearing the jumper so whats the problem.
    Who wouldn't be offended putting a black child in a hoodie referencing monkeys, such was, and is, a common racial slur. Just look at the abuse your idol Yiannopoulos had his fan boys drum up against Leslie Jones.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Betson View Post
    Someone in H&M should have seen this coming in this day and age of the easily offended , but there is no way they intentionally done this. They just did not think , and that was their problem. Really sloppy stuff from such a big company.
    I suspect that too. Very careless.
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    H&M recently announced poor financial results, due to falling sales.
    Their share price took a tanking.

    https://www.independent.ie/world-new...-36411542.html
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    Some of their style, web or graphics guys were obviously trolling them and they didn't pick up on it. I'd say once they're found out they'll be getting the P45.

    It's a bit of a stupid thing to do given what we know about viral outrage even though it doesn't reach most actual customers. Equally this idea from the tweets that it's a "waycist conspiracy" to appeal to racists is nonsense, if that market was big we wouldn't be where we are.
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    Why is this racist?
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