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H&M apologizes for ‘monkey’ picture that includes black baby

Clothes retailer H&M apologized Monday for a picture showing in its on-line retailer that confirmed a black baby mannequin carrying a hooded sweatshirt that stated “coolest monkey within the jungle.” The corporate eliminated the picture Monday and stated it will additionally pull the shirt from its shops worldwide.

The picture was broadly criticized on-line for its reference to a monkey, an animal that has lengthy featured in racial and ethnic slurs. The Weeknd, a Canadian pop star of Ethiopian descent, was a kind of who criticized the clothes large, tweeting that he would decline to work with the corporate sooner or later.

H&M stated it agreed with those that had been “upset in regards to the picture.

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