The famous clothing brand H&M has recently published an ad for its new hoodie that reads "Coolest monkey in the jungle." Sounds innocent, but the reason behind all the anger it caused was a black boy modelling for that ad, which was not well received all around the world.


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Some people claimed that while the ad was probably an oversight, it was also quite deaf and insensitive. In South Africa it even resulted in burning, trashing and stealing clothes from H&M's stores. Artists around the world, however, reacted in a way they know best - they turned the offensive hoodie into something positive by creating beautiful works of art. Scroll down, vote for the best and add yours!

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Frida Ohlson 6 months ago

Beautiful! Looks like Aslan <3

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Nancy Eaton 6 months ago

This painting is the BEST!

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Kristine Bjerno 6 months ago

I think this one in a cool way says what needs to be said..

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PyroarRanger 6 months ago

Awesome!

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Pamula Furness 6 months ago

That's a beautiful picture

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Artists Reimagine The Offensive Image Of An Ad And The Result Was Wonderful

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Nessi V. 6 months ago

why "black" boy? Why not just "coolest boy"? why is it important that he is black? And why is this hoodie racist and a chinese kid in a Panda outfit isnt? Why?

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Diane Diggs 6 months ago

Ah!! Quite lovely!! Thank you!

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Aqilah Ali 6 months ago

'are we are still DIVIDED?', on point.

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Diane Diggs 6 months ago

I do like his crown, as well as how comfortable he appears.

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caleb 6 months ago

yes!!!!!!!!!

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Diane Diggs 6 months ago

Got that right!!

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scrappyrat 6 months ago

So strikingly beautiful.

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Tuula Salonen 5 months ago

What if he is an atheist?

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Potatohead 6 months ago

okay hate on me if you want... but why does the girl have to be wearing hot pink and a tiara?

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Diane Diggs 6 months ago

Ah, a sweet "around the way" kid. :-D

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Diane Diggs 6 months ago

It is lovely, but I don't quite understand the 'plants' (?) at his shoulders?

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Diane Diggs 6 months ago

I love that the sun seems to be shining around and through him. Nice!

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Carmen Elena 5 months ago

this one is definitely my favourite!!

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Natasha Forchione 6 months ago

I like this one!

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Diane Diggs 6 months ago

Is this on a T-shirt someone is selling?

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Ladislav Pollo 6 months ago

yeah, nice, but when I say: white is powerfull, its ok? :)

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Zrcalo Sveta 6 months ago

I actually really like this one.

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Diane Diggs 6 months ago

I like this; the darkness is surrounding him, but he does not look afraid.

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Birdgirl45 5 months ago

Okay SERIOUSLY? sHaMe? H&M! Come on quit attacking!

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Diane Diggs 6 months ago

He looks eager and ready to go!! :-D

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Diane Diggs 6 months ago

Oh, how lovely!!

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Diane Diggs 6 months ago

The eyes make it look a bit scary, but overall the artistry of the paint strokes make it really stand out.

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