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HM deletes pictures after backlash from using a Black child model to promote hoodie with racial insult

By Sewe Ishola,

Multinational clothing-retailing company Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) has deleted a controversial photo, which led to it being dragged on social media.

The photo (below) showed a black child model being used to promote a hoodie with the inscription, “Coolest Monkey in the Jungle“.

The jumper is one of many variations but the question asked the most is why the black kid was made to promote the very one with a racial insult.

See other options below:

H&M under fire for using Black Kid Model to promote Hoodie with Racial SlurH&M under fire for using Black Kid Model to promote Hoodie with Racial Slur

H&M is yet to tender an explanation or apology on the issue.

See some reactions below:

Even as there were people, who saw it as a racial slur, some Twitter users believed it was an honest mistake:

Meanwhile, a new tweet revealed that the photo has been deleted:

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