A popular clothing chain is under fire today after liberals saw a new shirt design that was recently revealed to the public. Unfortunately for the company, easily offended people freaked out at the sight – and it all boils down to the 5 allegedly racist words on the front of it.
It doesn’t take much to offend liberals these days. In fact, it seems that just about anything will shake up a snowflake and have them crying out for a “safe space.” The overly-sensitive left has submerged themselves fully in the entitlement mentality, believing that anything they find upsetting simply shouldn’t exist. Sadly, H&M found that out the hard way after releasing a new clothing collection on their U.S. and UK websites.
Seeking to give their customers more selection and update styles, the well-known brand began marketing their newest items. However, things would go horribly wrong as people noticed one of the sweatshirts that they now offer and the model they chose to put the item on.
Although many people thought it was harmless, entitled brats are now freaking out over 5 simple words seen on the front of a shirt on their website. It simply reads, “Coolest monkey in the jungle.” Not so bad, right? Well, that’s not what all these punks want you to take into consideration, as the leftist website The Daily Dot reports.
As can be seen in the photos, the model who was wearing the shirt was actually a little black boy. Seeing how “monkey” can be used as a racial slur against people of color, the left was immediately taken aback. Even some celebrities like the Canadian singer called “The Weekend” have distanced themselves from the company, saying they will never work with H&M again.
— The Weeknd (@theweeknd) January 8, 2018
Once the images hit social media, a firestorm of fury ensued as every whining liberal came out of the woodwork to complain.
Nah. This was not an accident @hm.
These 2 shirts are talking to each other as a part of a line of clothing. Look at the message.
The shirt the white child is wearing doesn’t compare him to an animal but calls him a “jungle survivor expert.”
The Black child “a monkey”. pic.twitter.com/bdblYGDHIE
— Shaun King (@ShaunKing) January 9, 2018
We are absolutely appalled by this racist advertisement attributed to @HM which strips the child in the green of basic human dignity. While we note the apology as necessary we cannot accept that it's sufficient based on the amount of damage it has caused. cc @HMsouthafrica pic.twitter.com/TqSRn164xJ
— Min. Nathi Mthethwa (@NathiMthethwaSA) January 9, 2018
— Charles M. Blow (@CharlesMBlow) January 8, 2018
Of course, the company has since apologized. “We completely understand and agree with his reaction to the image,” H&M’s official statement to Mail Online read. “We are deeply sorry that the picture was taken, and we also regret the actual print. We have removed the image from all our channels and the sweater is no longer for sale in our stores. We will also look into our internal routines to avoid such situations in the future.”
Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem as though the apology is helping since forgiveness isn’t a skill the left has mastered. Neither is understanding their own racism or the ability to comprehend what could have simply been an accident.
More than likely, each kid who was selected to take part in the modeling session was thrown a shirt or instructed to grab one, told to put it on, and stand in front of the camera. As a result, the shirt meant to simply display a nickname commonly used for children was unintentionally seen used in a way that no respectful company would ever purposefully do.
To think that this was done on purpose is asinine. A company would never willfully commit that kind of business suicide. Should a company like this be careful when releasing a new line? Sure. But, is it really reasonable to expect them to think of every possible way they might offend someone? Absolutely not. Furthermore, who’s the real racist: H&M who didn’t associate “monkey” with a black kid and thought it harmless or all the whiners who saw the word “monkey” and immediately made a connection to the child’s skin color?
Look, we don’t live in a flawless society. We never will. We are human and we make mistakes. Have you ever heard of the term human error? That’s because it happens a lot, and it always will. There will never be a way to eradicate that unless, of course, you get rid of humans. However, seeing how that isn’t going to happen, the left needs to take a dang chill pill when it comes to things like this.
Someone made a mistake. It’s as simple as that. H&M has since apologized, taken the shirt out of their stores, and removed it from their website. What more do people want? Oh, to end racism? Great idea. We do that by doing exactly what Morgan Freeman once said: “Stop talking about it.” That means, stop looking for it in innocent places, too. If you want to find a problem, you will, but is it really a problem or is your perception the issue?
In the end, no one was hurt by this except for a few overly sensitive people, and they are the ones who made the association between a black child and a monkey. Too bad for them, no one has the right not to be offended. It’s time that whining liberals find something productive to do with their time outside of whining about every little thing and looking for problems where there are none while seeing every single thing based on skin color. Don’t like something? Keep scrolling or don’t buy it. Want to end racism? Stop inventing it where it doesn’t exist. It’s as simple as that.