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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Frida Ohlson
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3 years ago

Beautiful! Looks like Aslan <3

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

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Nancy Eaton
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3 years ago

This painting is the BEST!

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

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7j6eqi
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3 years ago

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1. Step: Finish awesome painting 2. Step: Add some artsy lines around it.

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

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PyroarRanger
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3 years ago

Awesome!

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

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Celina
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3 years ago

What does the artist use in this? Oil pastels? Or chalk?

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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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3 years 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
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3 years ago

Ah!! Quite lovely!! Thank you!

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

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Aqilah Ali
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3 years ago

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

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

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Diane Diggs
Community Member
3 years ago

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

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Son Of Dandara

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Torii Wehling
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3 years ago

My favorite

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Future President

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caleb
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3 years ago

yes!!!!!!!!!

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

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Diane Diggs
Community Member
3 years ago

Got that right!!

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

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scrappyrat
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3 years ago

So strikingly beautiful.

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

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Robert Williamson
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3 years ago

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Pushing your religion onto a child is just as bad as racism.

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

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scrappyrat
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3 years ago

Love it.

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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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3 years ago

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

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lisa H
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3 years ago

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Ok, that's pretty ridiculous looking!

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

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Diane Diggs
Community Member
3 years ago

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

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Crown

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Rolando Ramirez
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3 years ago

AWESOME!!! LIKE THE WAY THE LION IS CROWNING HIM

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

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Diane Diggs
Community Member
3 years ago

Looks like it could be a painting hanging on a wall in someone's home.

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Diane Diggs
Community Member
3 years ago

Is this on a T-shirt someone is selling?

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Anna McCarthy
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3 years ago

I love this sm <3

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King Of The Jungle

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Zrcalo Sveta
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3 years ago

I actually really like this one.

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Diane Diggs
Community Member
3 years ago

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

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Debbie
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3 years ago

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if they'd put the shirt on a white , yellow or purple kid no-one would have reacted... it's all backward over-compensating.

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Diane Diggs
Community Member
3 years ago

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

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Diane Diggs
Community Member
3 years ago

Oh, how lovely!!

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Celina
Community Member
3 years ago

Those eyes are a bit scary...but otherwise this is really good!

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