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Africa, cnn.com, and Memes: H&M Closes All Of Their Stores In South Africa After Protest @balleralert HA H&M Closes All Of Their Stores In South Africa After Protest -blogged by @peachkyss β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β € Yesterday we reported that South African protesters took matters into their own hands after the Swedish brand, H&M, featured an ad with young black boy posing in a sweatshirt that read, β€œCoolest Monkey In The Jungle.” β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β € The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) took to six store locations and trashed them to protest the racist ad. Due to the destruction of the Stores, H&M has temporarily closed all of their stores in South Africa, according to CNN. β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β € H&M released a statement, β€œOut of concern for the safety of our employees and customers we have temporarily closed all stores in the area. None of our staff or customers have been injured. We will continue to monitor the situation closely and will open the stores as soon as the situation is safe again. We strongly believe that racism and bias in any shape or form, deliberate or accidental, are simply unacceptable. We stress that our wonderful store staff had nothing to do with our poorly judged product and image.”
Africa, cnn.com, and Memes: H&M Closes All Of Their Stores
 In South Africa After Protest
 @balleralert
 HA
H&M Closes All Of Their Stores In South Africa After Protest -blogged by @peachkyss β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β € Yesterday we reported that South African protesters took matters into their own hands after the Swedish brand, H&M, featured an ad with young black boy posing in a sweatshirt that read, β€œCoolest Monkey In The Jungle.” β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β € The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) took to six store locations and trashed them to protest the racist ad. Due to the destruction of the Stores, H&M has temporarily closed all of their stores in South Africa, according to CNN. β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β € H&M released a statement, β€œOut of concern for the safety of our employees and customers we have temporarily closed all stores in the area. None of our staff or customers have been injured. We will continue to monitor the situation closely and will open the stores as soon as the situation is safe again. We strongly believe that racism and bias in any shape or form, deliberate or accidental, are simply unacceptable. We stress that our wonderful store staff had nothing to do with our poorly judged product and image.”

H&M Closes All Of Their Stores In South Africa After Protest -blogged by @peachkyss β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β € Yesterday we reported that South African...

G-Eazy, Instagram, and Memes: G- Eazy Cuts Ties With H&M After The 'Coolest Monkey' Viral Image @balleralert G- Eazy Cuts Ties With H&M After The β€˜Coolest Monkey’ Viral Image - Blogged by @tktrinidad β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € HM has been receiving backlash after they posted a black boy wearing a hoodie that said β€œCoolest Monkey In The Jungle." The same day of the photo going viral, TheWeeknd cut ties with H&M. GEazy was working on a new clothing with H&M that was supposed to come out on March 1st, but he decided to cut ties with the company as well. β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € G-Eazy posted on Instagram saying, β€œOver the past months I was genuinely excited about launching my upcoming line and collaboration with H&M.Unfortunately, after seeing the disturbing image yesterday, my excitement over our global campaign quickly evaporated, and I’ve decided at this time our partnership needs to end.Whether an oblivious oversight or not, it’s truly sad and disturbing that in 2018, something so racially and culturally insensitive could pass by the eyes of so many (stylist, photographer, creative and marketing teams) and be deemed acceptable.” β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € G-Eazy also posted a drawing of the boy wearing a hoodie saying β€œCoolest King in the World” along with his Instagram post. H&M has since removed the image from their website and issued an apology. Hopefully, they will be looking to hiring someone who is familiar with black culture among others.
G-Eazy, Instagram, and Memes: G- Eazy Cuts Ties With H&M After The
 'Coolest Monkey' Viral Image
 @balleralert
G- Eazy Cuts Ties With H&M After The β€˜Coolest Monkey’ Viral Image - Blogged by @tktrinidad β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € HM has been receiving backlash after they posted a black boy wearing a hoodie that said β€œCoolest Monkey In The Jungle." The same day of the photo going viral, TheWeeknd cut ties with H&M. GEazy was working on a new clothing with H&M that was supposed to come out on March 1st, but he decided to cut ties with the company as well. β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € G-Eazy posted on Instagram saying, β€œOver the past months I was genuinely excited about launching my upcoming line and collaboration with H&M.Unfortunately, after seeing the disturbing image yesterday, my excitement over our global campaign quickly evaporated, and I’ve decided at this time our partnership needs to end.Whether an oblivious oversight or not, it’s truly sad and disturbing that in 2018, something so racially and culturally insensitive could pass by the eyes of so many (stylist, photographer, creative and marketing teams) and be deemed acceptable.” β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € G-Eazy also posted a drawing of the boy wearing a hoodie saying β€œCoolest King in the World” along with his Instagram post. H&M has since removed the image from their website and issued an apology. Hopefully, they will be looking to hiring someone who is familiar with black culture among others.

G- Eazy Cuts Ties With H&M After The β€˜Coolest Monkey’ Viral Image - Blogged by @tktrinidad β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € HM has been receiving backlas...