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Posted: January 09, 2018

The Weeknd Cuts Ties With H&M Over Image

By Bryan Carstensen

Fast-fashion retailer Hennes & Mauritz, better known as H&M, was widely criticized on social media over the weekend for posing a black child model in a hoodie that read, “coolest monkey in the jungle.”

“Monkey” has long been considered a racial slur directed to people of African descent.

On Monday morning, the image had been removed from the website and H&M issued an apology.

“This image has now been removed from all H&M channels and we apologize to anyone this may have offended,” H&M spokeswoman Anna Eriksson said, according to CNN Money.

The Weeknd announced he will no longer work with the clothing company, H&M.

The Weeknd launched his own line with H&M last year. He wrote online, “woke up this morning shocked and embarrassed by this photo. i'm deeply offended and will not be working with H&M anymore…”

What are your thoughts on this? Are people blowing this out of proportion? Or no?
~Miss Bryan

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