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NFT: What could H& M have been thinking?

UESBLUE : 1/8/2018 11:13 am
Seriously this didnt occur to anyone at the photo shoot?
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Clearly,  
Beezer : 1/8/2018 11:17 am : link
they weren't.
It's a European catalog  
NoPeanutz : 1/8/2018 11:17 am : link
they were probably going for that.
RE: It's a European catalog  
DanMetroMan : 1/8/2018 11:24 am : link
In comment 13778018 NoPeanutz said:
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they were probably going for that.


Europeans are 100% aware of the same racism/racist imagery in particular because of it's prevalence in soccer. Sometimes people become over sensitive or things are borderline but this is far from that.
That maybe everything isn't racist  
giant24 : 1/8/2018 12:05 pm : link
and its just a cute animal meme like the rest of that product line?
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Beezer : 1/8/2018 12:07 pm : link
In comment 13778124 giant24 said:
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and its just a cute animal meme like the rest of that product line?


That would be OK ... IF monkey hadn't been used in a derogatory fashion to describe black kids or men for decades now.

Can you imagine Howard Cosell describing a very quick Caucasian running back as a "little monkey?" I cannot.
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Jim in Fairfax : 1/8/2018 12:12 pm : link
In comment 13778124 giant24 said:
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and its just a cute animal meme like the rest of that product line?

Cute animal meme? Did you even look at the picture?

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UESBLUE : 1/8/2018 12:40 pm : link
In comment 13778124 giant24 said:
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and its just a cute animal meme like the rest of that product line?

not sure if serious...?
god... stupidity at its finest...  
GMAN4LIFE : 1/8/2018 12:52 pm : link
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Very likely intentional  
pjcas18 : 1/8/2018 1:06 pm : link
so they can generate some press, get their name out there and issue a sincere apology and a refocus on cultural sensitivity.
Every place I've..  
FatMan in Charlotte : 1/8/2018 1:10 pm : link
been goes through a strict review of public ads and web content.

Hard to understand how that gets released.
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T-Bone : 1/8/2018 1:11 pm : link
In comment 13778209 UESBLUE said:
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In comment 13778124 giant24 said:


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and its just a cute animal meme like the rest of that product line?


not sure if serious...?


Oh he's serious...
RE: Very likely intentional  
giants#1 : 1/8/2018 1:12 pm : link
In comment 13778288 pjcas18 said:
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so they can generate some press, get their name out there and issue a sincere apology and a refocus on cultural sensitivity.


My thought too. I'm generally skeptical of people claiming racism/sexism everywhere, but this is pretty bad and you have to be pretty obtuse to think otherwise.
Half-joking here  
Knineteen : 1/8/2018 1:13 pm : link
soooo, only white kids can wear that shirt? Seems kinda racist to me.
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schabadoo : 1/8/2018 1:52 pm : link
In comment 13778131 Beezer said:
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In comment 13778124 giant24 said:


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and its just a cute animal meme like the rest of that product line?



That would be OK ... IF monkey hadn't been used in a derogatory fashion to describe black kids or men for decades now.

Can you imagine Howard Cosell describing a very quick Caucasian running back as a "little monkey?" I cannot.



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DanMetroMan : 1/8/2018 2:03 pm : link

"This image has now been removed from all H&M channels and we apologize to anyone this may have offended," the clothing company said in an apology issued on Monday.

The company removed the ad from its website, but continues to sell the hooded top online.
Is this tech at work  
old man : 1/8/2018 4:38 pm : link
Because it didn't bother the model's parents?
You'd have thought someone would have had forethought on this though.
Could be worse; could have been a US ad.
If I were in charge, I would not have let that ad go.....  
lawguy9801 : 1/8/2018 5:45 pm : link
...but to say that H&M is somehow thereby "racist" is laughable.

Were they guilty of not sufficiently anticipating that the culture warriors would be aghast? Yes. But the culture warriors also buy clothes and have Twitter accounts, and so therefore marketers should have been aware of their probable reaction.

But if you really think that H&M were calling black people monkeys, you need to get a grip.

Charles Blow, by the way, is one of the most extremist leftist voices out there, so I'd almost want to leave that ad out there just to piss him off.
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