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H&M stores stormed in Africa
over ´monkey in the jungle´ sweatshirt ad

Associated Press, by Staff

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Posted By:NorthernDog, 1/13/2018 8:04:40 PM

JOHANNESBURG – Members of a South African opposition party stormed into some H&M stores across the country on Saturday to protest a promotional image of a black child wearing a sweatshirt with the words “Coolest monkey in the jungle.” Local media reports said the Economic Freedom Fighters urged shopping malls to evict the Swedish clothing retailer, which has apologized after an outcry in other countries. People have called the image racist and inappropriate. Television footage showed clothing in one of the South African stores scattered everywhere. H&M in South Africa says it had removed the sweatshirt from sale.

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Twisting innocent phrases and sayings into a racist meaning seems to be the latest cause célèbre.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: rolfnader, 1/13/2018 8:12:01 PM     (No. 11509570)

Economic Freedom Fighters sounds like a first cousin to Black Lives Matter.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: JHHolliday, 1/13/2018 8:16:10 PM     (No. 11509575)

South Africa is a s***hole.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: enemyofthestate, 1/13/2018 8:24:05 PM     (No. 11509577)

Where can I get one of these sweatshirts, size medium for adult?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Paglia guy, 1/13/2018 9:12:59 PM     (No. 11509608)

“Monkey” doesn’t mean “monkey?” It means African people? —Swedish diplomat

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Reply 5 - Posted by: chumley, 1/13/2018 10:04:24 PM     (No. 11509637)

This is too funny! So many people just waiting for the slightest thing to protest about, and they get smacked with something like this. Their heads are exploding and I love it.
I admit up front I would be branded a racist because I like potatoes, some tv shows and Border Collies. And I am breathing.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 1/13/2018 11:43:50 PM     (No. 11509684)

Will they burn their Charles Darwin textbooks in protest as well? After all, Mr. Darwin was quite simply a massive racist in his views.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 1/14/2018 12:36:55 AM     (No. 11509712)

PC starts to turn really dangerous. Orwell told ya so it would.

Beside that, what idiot thought selling a child shirt like that was a great idea in an African country? That´s worse than Elaine´s "Urban sombrero" for crying out loud.

Even though, I think the whole thing is hilarious.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: lavalette, 1/14/2018 1:00:26 AM     (No. 11509717)

Look I´m as against these leftist criminals as much as anyone, but seriously, what was H&M thinking?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: JimBob, 1/14/2018 3:01:11 AM     (No. 11509733)

I think the shirt was STUPID.

But.... did the Protesters steal all the high-end Sneakers and what about the flat-screen TV´s?

(If this was Chicago or Ferguson, those shelves would be EMPTY!)

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Reply 10 - Posted by: TulsaTowner, 1/14/2018 4:04:18 AM     (No. 11509746)

Just another excuse to riot, assault, and steal. I called my own kids monkeys, and they call their children monkeys.

WTH. I guess we´ll just have to all quit speaking, writing and reading altogether, to avoid offending some professional victim.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: mickturn, 1/14/2018 7:36:59 AM     (No. 11509806)

What we need is T-Shirts showing Gorillas in Congress...all races!

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Reply 12 - Posted by: johnwayne, 1/14/2018 11:50:24 AM     (No. 11510079)

I won´t buy one of these... I´m too much of a niggard.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: harper, 1/14/2018 1:17:08 PM     (No. 11510151)

The drums are beating, Bwana...

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