While most of Black Hollywood (and Black America, period) were upset at retail giant H&M for using a Black child model to sell a “Coolest Monkey in the Jungle,” hoodie, it appears his mother, Terry Mango, was not even bothered.
In case you missed it, a controversial photo of a young, Black model sporting a hoodie with the phrase “Coolest Monkey in the Jungle,” was screengrabbed from H&M’s U.K. site, and immediately went viral.
Given the historical racist connotation of Black people and monkeys, many felt that the the hoodie was racially-insensitive.
The mother of the young boy wearing the “monkey” sweater has come forward to respond to everyone defending her son, she says stfu and stop being so damn sensitive 😅 At this point, I’m now over it 🤦🏽♀️🤷🏽♀️ But in her defense, by the way she says “she’s his mum” tells me they are from another country, maybe she doesn’t completely understand our racial stereotypes in America….??🤔😳 #TeaTENDERS