South African police Saturday intervened to clear protesters trashing outlets of Swedish clothing giant Hennes and Mauritz in Johannesburg over a controversial advertisement of a black child. A photo on the company's online website of a black boy wearing a green hoodie with the inscription “coolest monkey in the jungle” had triggered outrage on social media and among observers worldwide.
Protesters angered by a “racist” H&M advertisement ransacked several of the Swedish fashion group's South African stores on Saturday. https://www.independent.ie/business/world/protesters-angered-by-racist-hm-advert-ransack-six-of-the-retailers-stores-36484646.html Protesters angered by a “racist” H&M advertisement ransacked several of the Swedish fashion group's South African stores on Saturday.
Local media reports say the Economic Freedom Fighters members urged local malls to evict the Swedish clothing retailer, which has apologized after an outcry in other countries. People have called the image racist and inappropriate.
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