By: Mira Kelley
Blogger - Aspiring Photographer/Writer/Visionary - Social and Legal Enthusiast
The beginning of the week marked a time of outrage and disgust for many black people as H&M launched their newest line for little boys wear showing a young black boy in a hoodie that read "Coolest Monkey In The Jungle". This caused quite a stir on social-media given the negative image painted of many people of color through the years by using the term "monkey".
However, H&M isn't the only fashion staple feeling the burn. Adidas recently promoted a soccer footwear campaign titled "Predator" with the image of a very startling black male as the face of it all. Many are calling this a terrible ad because of the negative connotation associated with the word predator and black men.
H&M has released an apology:
“We are deeply sorry that the picture was taken and we also regret the actual print. Therefore, we have not only removed the image from our channels, but also the garment from our product offering globally.”
There has been no word on Adidas issuing a statement as of yet.