In the MIDST of all the CONTROVERSY surrounding the H&M ad, the mother of the child featured initially felt the OUTRAGE was uncalled for! But now it seems that she has had a CHANGE OF HEART! See what she had to say about the BACKLASH!
Terry Mango, the mother of the black child featured in a controversial H&M ad for a hoodie that read, “Coolest Monkey in the Jungle,” said that people calling it racially insensitive need to “get over it.”
In a series of since-deleted Facebook posts,Mango, of Stockholm, Sweden, said she didn’t support the backlash over the ad — which even prompted The Weeknd to end his partnership with the brand.
“Am the mum and this is one of hundreds of outfits my son has modelled,” Mango wrote. “Stop crying wolf all the time, unnecessary issue here … get over it.”
Mango continued: “If I bought that jumper and put it on him and posted it on my pages, would that make me racist? I get pples opinion, but they are not mine.”
After all the social UNREST and outrage, it appears now that Mango has changed her stance.
Terry went on to explain that she and Frank didn’t even notice the slogan on the top during the shoot – simply being there in their capacity of accompanying a minor. ‘Those professional people are responsible for his styling and his photoshoot- as a mum you’re there because he’s a minor and you have to take him through the process because he can’t be there by himself,’ she explained.
HMMM, we get that she lives in the UK where the social mores of such topics are not as RIGID, but we wonder what changed her mind! Maybe it was that we were all RIGHT in our thinking that ASSOCIATING a black person with a MONKEY was OFFENSIVE to say the very least.
Are you OKAY with her RESPONSE?