Here’s the good news: This is a story involving white women that has nothing to do with calling the police on black people for horrendously trivial reasons!
Heineken has taken down and “apologized” for an ad showcasing its low-calorie beer after a public backlash accusing the spot of being racist.
Fashion brand H&M raised the ire of many when it released a racist ad of a young black boy in a green hoodie with “Coolest Monkey in the Jungle” inscribed on the front. The ad sparked immediate backlash on social media and prompted boycotts of the Swedish retailer. Even one of its celebrity spokesmen, the Weeknd, cut…
Maybe we should’ve added “racist marketing at the expense of African Americans” to our list of things to leave in 2017, because H&M kicked off the new year by inciting mass rage Sunday, when an image on its website featured an African-American child model in a sweatshirt labeled “Coolest Monkey in the Jungle.”
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.