Xorte logo

News Markets Groups

USA | Europe | Asia | World| Stocks | Commodities



Add a new RSS channel

 
 


Keywords

2018-01-17 12:00:00| Advertising Age - Homepage

About the boy in H&M's 'monkey hoodie' adSwedish retailer H&M has faced an uproar since it put a black 5-year-old model, Liam Mango, in a hoodie that read "coolest monkey in the jungle." The ad appeared in the UK, but the backlash over its racial insensitivity spread as far as South Africa, where protesters trashed several stores and the brand shuttered its shops. Now the child model's mother, Terry Mango, has told the BBC that the family had moved out of their home in Stockholm because of security concerns. She didn't give specifics on the concerns, but she mentioned the South Africa demonstrations as a factor. Terry Mango has faced criticism for saying she didn't see the hoodie as racist. "I respect other people's opinion on the issue," Mango was quoted as telling the BBC. "I know racism exists, but does the shirt to me speak racism? No it doesn't." How does much does her son know about the uproar over the ad? Nothing, she says: "I just want him to have innocence."Just briefly: Continue reading at AdAge.com

Tags plus call bad changes

Category: Marketing and Advertising

 

Latest from this category

26.05How A Public Suicide Harms The People Who See It
26.05Is The Mediterranean Diet Dying Out?
26.05The Surprising Thing That Happens When You Put Cotton Candy In Liquid Nitrogen
26.05Ask Engadget: Is Instagram creeping on my kid?
26.05Tesla Agrees to Settle Class Action Suit Over 'Essentially Unusable' Autopilot Feature
26.05North And South Korean Leaders Hold Surprise US Summit Discussions
26.05Space Photos of the Week: Meet TESS, the Exoplanet Hunter
26.05How GDPR is affecting the games you love
Marketing and Advertising »

All news

26.05Child put on the naughty step - on the hard shoulder of the M4
26.05This Is a Test From PR Newswire
26.05This Is a Test From PR Newswire
26.05How A Public Suicide Harms The People Who See It
26.05Is The Mediterranean Diet Dying Out?
26.05The Surprising Thing That Happens When You Put Cotton Candy In Liquid Nitrogen
26.05This Is a Test From PR Newswire
26.05This Is a Test From PR Newswire
More »
Privacy policy . Copyright . Contact form .