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Boycott H&M? Retailer Apologizes For “Coolest Monkey In The Jungle” Shirt But Is That Enough?

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H&M has lost its damn mind … and possibly a significant portion of its consumer base.

The global retailer, known for trendy fashions for adults and kids, offered up a sweatshirt with the slogan “Coolest Monkey In The Jungle” and had a young Black boy model it. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see why this is problematic. As history has shown, comparing Black people to monkeys was often used as a way to degrade and dehumanize our people. H&M has to know this.

In 2018, how did this ad get by all the checks and balances, HOW SWAY?! Who cleared this? Then, who above him/her gave it another thumbs up? Are there no Black folks on staff? No diversity team? So. Many. Questions. But, just one answer … there is no excuse for any company to have this level of negligence, insensitivity and complete lack of awareness.

And that is why folks are now calling for a boycott of the fashion brand…

So, of course, H&M apologized. Barely…

“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.”

Unfortunately, this isn’t the first time H&M has had to apologize for racist behavior. Just two years ago, the company was asking for forgiveness after telling a customer that asked to see more Black models featured in their store, that they make selections that “convey a positive image” for their stores.

So, do you accept their apology? Will you still shop at H&M”? Also, it’s worth asking … where the hell are this kids parents? We hope they didn’t sell their baby out for a check.

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Sheer Delight: Was Halle Berry’s Vajayjay On Display At The NAACP Image Awards?

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Looks like Halle Berry is letting her freak flag fly in 2018.

The Oscar winning actress attended the NAACP Image Awards ceremony on Monday wearing a Reem Acra gown that left very little to the imagination.

The lacy red and black dress featured a sheer panel in both the front and back just barely covering Berry’s vagina.

(Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for NAACP )

Berry isn’t the first to bare vajayjay cleavage on the carpet tho. Remember Chrissy Teigen at the 2016 AMA’s? But, the 51-year-old actress does seem to be into sheer ensembles as of late.

Just last week at the Golden Globes she rocked black like the rest of the guest, but showed some serious skin.

Last year while promoting the Kingsman: The Golden Circle, Berry rock a super sexy sheer number on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

And got cheeky at the film’s world premiere in London rocking this Elie Saab gown.

But nothing probably takes the cake, pun intended, like that white sheer ensemble Berry was photographed in back March 2017.

She had tongues wagging when she posted this photo on Instagram with the caption,  “Me when someone says ‘I’m coming over and I’ve got snacks.”

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