Recently, Fashion outlet H&M released a photo of a young black boy wearing a cardigan that has ‘coolest Monkey in the jungle’ inscribed on it while A white boy wore an orange cardigan that has survival expert on it.
As celebrities around the world continue to use their platforms to address this unfortunate racist act, Nigerian celebrities like Susan Peter and Uti Nwachukwu are not left out .
While Susan strongly insists that H&M did that intentionally and are all of a sudden apologizing, Uti Nwachukwu is of the opinion that the parents of the boy have to be questioned on why they would allow him be used for such an advert. He says only Money loving parents would have allowed their child be used for such an ad.
Here’s what they shared:
@hm you guys intentionally did this and then you apologise ; really!!! My Africans we need to stay woke, we are humans and we deserve to be respected. Enough of this , together with our voice we will speak the truth as our greatest tool. Racism stinks, stand up for what is right. Say no to racism!!! We are not monkeys We don’t live on trees
#handm Racial slip up….. Okay I love how black people speak up. I love our Love for eachother (maybe ). I love how Black people all over the world have reacted to this Racially Insensitive Campaign/ad . BUT THIS IS WHAT I DO NOT UNDERSTAND!!!! WHILE ATTACKING AND DEMONSTRATING AGAINST H&M…..WHAT HAPPENED TO HIS PARENTS/GUARDIANS??!!! EXCEPT YOU TELL ME THEY DIDN’T GIVE THEIR APPROVAL…COS LAST TIME I CHECKED MINORS DON’T GIVE CONSENT WITH ISSUES LIKE THIS! ….. it doesn’t make sense to me that yall are attacking h&m and not Asking what Kind of parents allowed This?? I’ll tell you what type….MONEY LOVING PARENTS…So please everyone calm down a notch unless you are bringing the PARENTS into this OR YOU URSELF WILL TURN DOWN A HEAVY SUM IF YOU WERE IN THEIR SHOES #MyOpinion . It’s RIDICULOUS!!! …IMAGINE someone selling their family house to the govt and then their community starts to chastise the govt for buying the house and turning it into Whatever they chose to!(terrible analogy ,I know) …COME ON GUYS ENUFF! …H&M HAS APOLOGISED !!! WHAT ABOUT THE BOYS PARENTS ???!! HAVE THEY APOLOGISED ???…PLEASE UPDATE ME AND LET’S DISCUSS ????????????