H&M fashion store and its racist advert
In my opinion, this is not racist. The one who thinks, upon looking at this photo, is the racist. Why? Because you think that the black kid is associated with a monkey. What if a white-skinned boy model this kind of hoodie? I can also think that the white-skinned boy is also a monkey.
• United States
@shynu44 Well, it's a jungle out there (life in general). A certain type of thing on a playground is called 'monkey bars'. There is a popular phrase 'Not my circus, not my monkeys'. None of those are racist. I've seen kids screaming and hollering on a playground like a pack of monkeys in a jungle. I don't see anything here saying 'This kid is inferior because he is black'. So no...to me, it is not racist.
• Peoria, Arizona
It wasn't meant to be racist, the people who did the shoot were not racist. It was an accident. The clothing has been taken down and the mother of the boy even said that this whole thing is stupid. I think it is silly, things should have been looked over better, but also..that is what you call kids! It has nothing to do with he is black. Kids are called monkeys because they are crazy and climb over everything. It is just a phrase and shouldn't have meant any harm.
• London, England
I think this went over the top, it isn't racist, it's just a little boy in a hoodie. Who doesn't call little kids cheeky monkeys? I heard about the shops that were pulled apart by protesters in South Africa, it's just completely crazy