The Weeknd Quits As Face Of H&M Over Advert For ‘Coolest Monkey In The Jungle’ Hoodie Featuring Black Child Model

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Customers took to Twitter to question whether H&M were being ‘casually racist’, pointing out that ‘monkey’ has long been used as a racial slur. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Even people who defended the brand against the backlash admitted there should have been more aware of how the image could be perceived. 

 

The campaign group Models Of Diversity, which pushes for more diversification across the industry, said H&M should be ‘ashamed’.

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