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Protesters Vandalise H&M Stores in South Africa over Hoodie with Racial Slur

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The internet has been buzzing the past few days over a hoodie with inscription “Coolest Monkey in the Jungle” worn by a black kid which is being promoted by clothing giant H&M.

Social media users and celebrities all over the world had condemned the ad with TheWeeknd and G-Eazy saying they will no longer work with the brand.

The Economic Freedom Fighters in South Africa on Saturday, in protest against the clothing line, vandalized H&M stores in country.

They tore down display mannequins, moved clothes around, pushed down cloth racks and more.


The Deputy President of the Economic Freedom Fighters took to his twitter to commend the work of the protesters.

His tweet read:

“That @hm nonsense of a clothing store is now facing consequences for its racism. All rational people should agree that the store should not be allowed to continue operating in South Africa. Well done to Fighters who physically confronted racism.”

Photo Credit: Twitter – @floydshivambu

17 Comments

  1. Oma

    January 13, 2018 at 10:17 pm

    Mba!!! Ekwero m na violence at all. So, who will be losing jobs now? The Swedish or South Africans who work there?

  2. Tutu

    January 13, 2018 at 10:35 pm

    Now you’re acting like monkeys. Mschewww

  3. Ej

    January 13, 2018 at 10:36 pm

    Hypocrite! First stop the racism against nigerians

  4. miss_nk

    January 13, 2018 at 10:49 pm

    silly people. The best way to protest is by refusing to shop there not by destroying their things

  5. Olivia

    January 13, 2018 at 11:47 pm

    This is so unnecessary. Behaviour like this just keeps perpetuating sad stereotypes.

  6. Udegbunam Chukwudi

    January 13, 2018 at 11:50 pm

    Time to hustle free clothes

  7. Lilo

    January 13, 2018 at 11:51 pm

    The same South Africans killing Nigerians in xenophobic attacks? Have they dealt with the white on black racism in their country? Hahaha

  8. Wow

    January 14, 2018 at 2:08 am

    What a bunch of morons! (the protesters). Protest by not shopping there not by behaving like animals. In addition, I’m pretty sure, it’s your sisters and brothers that are employed by the store. Throwing stones when you live in glass houses smh!

  9. Temi Tope

    January 14, 2018 at 4:43 am

    THEY ACTED EXACTLY LIKE THE HOODIE SAID: MONKEYS IN THE JUNGLE..

    SO THEY THINK THIS IS HOW TO FIGHT??? THE BEST FIGHT WAS TO BOYCOTT.. BUT NOT TO ACT LIKE MONKEYS.. NOW THE WORDS ARE TRUE.. AFRICANS ARE THE JUNGLE’S MONKEY.. NO SHAME.. I HOPE THEY FINE THEM.. MY GOODNESS.. FOOLS AFRICANS.

    • Gyasi

      January 14, 2018 at 10:30 am

      Mumu.. see your mouth. The words are true. Which true. How long have they been fighting racism that Hm won’t know that inscription on that hoodie was blatant racism.

  10. Très chic

    January 14, 2018 at 4:46 am

    This is not necessary especially since they are notoriously known for xenophobic tendencies. My only concerns are for young African adolescents worlwide who may be offended by referrence to ‘monkeys’ this week and that their parents are from s$&t hole countries.

  11. Gyasi

    January 14, 2018 at 10:26 am

    Slave mentality. They provide you with cheap Labour and enslave you. Stupid.

  12. Gyasi

    January 14, 2018 at 10:28 am

    Deal with the outside forces first before you deal with the internal forces.

  13. Rally

    January 14, 2018 at 10:30 am

    They really acting like the coolest monkeys in the block though.

  14. Ima

    January 14, 2018 at 3:39 pm

    The mother of the boy who wore the hoodie condemned the backlash against H&M. So what the heck?

  15. tunmi

    January 14, 2018 at 7:41 pm

    No be go tell people how to react.

  16. Ify

    January 15, 2018 at 8:19 pm

    Now this is wrong!

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