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.

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

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Kristine Bjerno
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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

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Nessi V.
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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

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Potatohead
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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

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Diane Diggs
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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

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Diane Diggs
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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

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Diane Diggs
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Is this on a T-shirt someone is selling?

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

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Ladislav Pollo
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Diane Diggs
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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

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Birdgirl45
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Diane Diggs
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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