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H&M apologizes for 'Coolest Monkey' sweatshirt ad featuring black child

H&M apologizes for 'Coolest Monkey' sweatshirt ad featuring black child

8 the Black boy's image has been removed from the ad on the website.

CLOTHING giant H&M has been branded "disgusting" after it featured a black child model in a hoodie bearing the quote "Coolest monkey in the jungle".

The offending photo featuring the young boy already appears to have been removed from the product page, and instead replaced with a photo of the sweatshirt on its own, without a model. We have removed the image from all our channels and the sweater is no longer for sale in our stores.

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The Weeknd like many was also vex upon seeing the image and chose to sever ties with the company. "We will thoroughly investigate why this happened to prevent this type of mistake from happening again". "We have to do better", designer Alex Medina said on Twitter, one of many who voiced their outrage over the advert.

The sweatshirt will not be sold in the USA, H&M said.

As reported earlier today, the racially insensitive image, which was posted on H&M's United Kingdom retail site as "printed hooded top", sparked social media outrage over the weekend and was subsequently deleted.

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H&M is not the first company to find itself under fire over racist advertising.

The statement was nearly verbatim from other verbiage contained in what appeared to be the company's marketing manifesto.

Another said the choice to model a black child instead of a white child in this specific hoodie, which came in two other colors and designs, was no "accident."

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