H&M apologizes for racially insensitive model photo

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    I have seen black people saying that black people are being too sensitive about the situation. That black people need to focus on what really matters and what will impact the black community. What do y'all think @Nick Delmacy @OckyDub ?
     
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    I only let H&M threads caress my delightfully plump, nekid ass. But because of this...




























    ...nahhh I'm still gonna get dem H&M drawwwwsss!

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    the back folk in the marketing or tech department should of have caught that. Someone's Job :camby:
     
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    It's dumb ad. And the people who staged it, photographed it, and printed it, are probably all feeling like idiots now. And they'll find someone (probably a brown-skin intern or whatever) to take the fall. And then I guess we go on our merry way.

    Or not. We could instead get worked up about cultivating and expressing political power, demanding better from each other, giving back to those those behind us, and actively changing the world instead of.......shaming each other into not buying cheap, colorful, stretchy, ridiculously comfy underwear at H&M. Whale, meet minnow.
     
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    LMAO
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    See the internet would be calling you a coon right now
     
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    & @African King

    When don't Black people do this though? I think at least on a weekly basis (I could be wrong) I create threads showing Black men doing this right?
     
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    ^^^me being devastated as I uncover my new weave while live-streaming on Facebook FROM AN H&M

    lol
     
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    Probably. It's highly likely that I'm more responsive to negative news stories than positive ones. It's not good.

    So imma try to find examples of good news stories. Far and wide
     
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    Hmmm....Maybe the negative ones have more of a bite IDK. But I do feel its a responsibility that I make sure I post them to the site when I come across them. I feel I do a good job at it... do yall agree disagree...needs to be more???
     
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    Maybe we need a praise folder of sorts, where good news stories get copied to. So in moments of sadness/anguish/whatever, we've got this area with delicious men doing shit...as a motivational pick-me-up. Unfortunately, it is possible that it could become, well, saccharine lol
     
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    BOOM
     
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    Updated Monday, Jan. 8, 2017, 4:18 p.m. EST: The Weeknd, who has collaborated with H&M for previous collections, announced via Twitter that he has decided to sever ties with the clothing company.

    The Canadian singer posted on his Twitter account Monday afternoon that he was “shocked and embarrassed” by a photo from H&M’s U.K. website that showed a black boy wearing a “coolest monkey in the jungle” hoodie.

    “I’m deeply offended,” the Weeknd wrote, “and will not be working with H&M anymore.” According to Business Insider, he collaborated with the major international fashion retailer to launch two collections in 2017.
     
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    Fuck H&M and that kid's guardians/parents! I am too fat for their clothes anyway, so it's not like I would've shopped there ever even if I wanted to lol
     
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    I want that hoodie so bad. I'm the same complexion as that young man who's modelling, before people start tripping.

    Maybe I'm just loco or crazy.

    The word monkey doesn't bother me. As you see my Xbox gamertag has Monkey in it lol.

    I would mostly wear it for ironic and self determination purposes.
     
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    Exactly, the fukn parent!! Like, wtf is wrong w people?! This isn't an oversight or mistake. There's no way you're gonna tell me that a bunch of ppl just happened to miss this.
     
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    Are we really surprised that another brand is failing so hard? American Eagle, Abercrombie, Hollister, American Apparel, Old Navy, the magnificently horrible Urban Outfitters, and now H&M.

    I don't believe any of their apologies. These items have to get approved by several layers of people, I suspect mostly white people who are simply trying to jump on the latest trend and appeal to their mostly white customer bases. This sweatshirt was intended to get white people to laugh or "buy it for ironic purposes." It is all bullshit.

    When I was in high school and briefly in college, I worked at Hollister for about two years. In that time, the District Manager would always try and get me to wear some fucked up borderline racist graphic t-shirt. I was told once by my store manager that the reason they put me near the front of the store is that I "looked intimidating" to prevent white kids from stealing. I would always reply, no one looks intimidating in Hollister apparel. Particularly when you wearing "great fitting ripped jeans."

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    Regardless if some people don't see what the "problem" is you can't sit and tell other people not to be offended by what ever it is that offends them. Projecting your POV on them and not understanding why they may be hurt.

    As a major company it boggles my mind that they don't have people employed specifically in their advertising department that are aware of cultural sensitivity. The optics of this just aren't the best and for it to go through so many eyes before being published (incudling the childs parents) is problematic.

    I personally don't believe it was intentional. They were just downright clueless at how this looked. Despite all the racial history available you would be surprised at how many people still live in a bubble of only their kind and give no fucks about what other races experience or find offensive.
     
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    This very well may have been a racial jab, but it just as likely was a result of utter and complete cluelessness. You would think soembody would have caught this, but it does happen where white people don't see it, or see it and don't get the significance. I would say 60% chance intentional jab, 40% chance utter and complete cluelessness/inability to grasp the significance of this to black people(still bad, but not quite as bad.)

    Do you do a good job of posting the negative ones? LOL!!!!

    :sabu::heh::mjlol: :evilkermit:

    Somebody got to do it though, right?

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    His mom speaks out. I wonder what his father thinks?

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    You do a good job big bro
     
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    well damn! she just concerned about that CHECK!!!
     
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    DAMN 4REAL?!
     
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    HOld up one min u watched ur black son put on the outfit and aint say anything. WOW
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    Random...years ago, I remember going to an interview at a famous Comedy Club here that all of the big names perform at. After interviewing w the mgr, I met w the owner, and he was like, 'you know, I think you'd make a great door guy'. Like....rly tho? Wtf do you see licensed security guard on my resume?? My blk azz just GOTTA be security tho?!
     
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