H&M stores in South Africa trashed over 'racist' hoodie

South African police have used rubber bullets to disperse a mob trashing H&M stores in and around Johannesburg, after the brand used a controversial picture of a black child. The protests were organised by the radical Economic Freedom Fighters’ party (EFF). H&M apologised several days ago for the image, which ran on its website. It featured a young black boy modelling a green hoodie with “coolest monkey in the jungle” written on it. The retailer withdrew both the product and the image after it sparked outrage and allegations of racism…

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