Yesterday corporate finally decided it was the appropriate time to issue an apology for its newest campaign with "We sincerely apologize for offending people with this image of a printed hooded top," H&M said in a statement. "The image has been removed from all online channels and the product will not be for sale in the United States.We believe in diversity and inclusion in all that we do and will be reviewing all our internal policies accordingly to avoid any future issues."
Yet that was after those new images had gone viral, some touched up, for our better taste. Yet of course, the community as unified as it is had many things to say about the use of a black child in a monkey shirt.
The Weeknd made this statement yesterday “woke up this morning shocked and embarrassed by this photo. i’m deeply offended and will no longer be working with the company.anymore…” he wrote in a Tweet featuring a photo of the ad.
YG simply wrote on Twitter Fu*ck HNM while Diddy took a deeper approach with "Put some respect on it!! When you look at us make sure you see royalty and super natural God sent glory!! Anything else is disrespectful"
T.I added on his twitter "I think This is what @hm meant to print. RP: @sthuby Don’t Get it FUC*ED UP!!! We account for Trillions in buying power & U WILL RESPECT THAT or we will SHUT YOUR BUSINESSES DOWN!!!! #boycotthandm