The Weeknd distances himself from H&M after monkey sweatshirt row

Lawrence Kim
January 14, 2018

He said: 'I think they overlooked it, .

The "H&M Kid" controversy is just rolling on and on.

She said: 'How can you fight racism if you make racist remarks?,' she said. Mango said as she spoke with Gulf News. She added, "This is one of hundreds of outfits my son has modeled... stop crying Wolf all the time, unnecessary issue". "[I've] been to all [of his] photoshoots and this was not an exception". H&M quickly pulled the hoodie from their stories worldwide, while several celebrities have blasted the retailer.

National Basketball Association megastar LeBron James and Manchester United forward Romelu Lukaku are among the many who spoke out against the ad.

Meanwhile, recent reports suggest that pressure has to be building up for personalities who recently appeared in ads for H&M and competed collaborations with the brand including rapper Nicki Minaj and actor Jesse Williams.

The brand also took to Instagram to express further apology, it said: 'We understand that many people are upset about the image of the children's hoodie.

A Facebook exchange involving a woman named Terry Mango, a Kenyan national who resides and works in Sweden, was posted to the Instagram account of Instablog9ja - a verified account that accepts user submitted stories and seems to focus on content from Africa (predominantly Nigeria).

"We agree with all the criticism that this has generated - we have got this wrong and we agree that, even if unintentional, passive or casual racism needs to be eradicated wherever it exists..." This is about common sense.

A spokesman for H&M told MailOnline: 'This image has now been removed from all H&M channels and we apologise to anyone this may have offended'.

"It is obvious that our routines have not been followed properly".

"We're deeply sorry that the picture was taken, and we also regret the actual print", the company. This is without any doubt. "We'll thoroughly investigate why this happened to prevent this type of mistake from happening again".

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