H&M apologizes for 'coolest monkey' clothing ad featuring black child
CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - The clothing retailer H&M has removed a controversial ad featuring a black child wearing a hooded-sweatshirt with a "coolest monkey in the jungle" slogan.
The ad was pulled after backlash on social media from users calling the ad racist and insensitive, according to CNN.
H&M spokeswoman Anna Eriksson told CNN, "This image has now been removed from all H&M channels and we apologize to anyone this may have offended."
According to CNN, the product is still available for purchase on the British version of the online store.
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