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Mom Of H&M Model In 'Monkey' Sweatshirt Tells People To 'Get Over It'

3 months ago

Popular clothing brand H&M came under fire for featuring a black child model in a hoodie that read "the coolest monkey in the jungle."

Understandably, there was a torrent of social media outrage against the clothing manufacturer that ultimately caused them to remove the ad offline and issue an apology to the public.

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However, they upped their apology game to the one in the post above after celebrities started commenting on the offensive ad.

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People are still angry over retailer's blunder, but there are some people who think that individuals are overreacting.

Among them is the child model's mother, Terry Mango, who says she not only wasn't upset over the advertisement, but she wishes people would "just get over it."

She said that people are unnecessarily "crying wolf" over the advertisement and need to get over themselves.

"That's my son... I've been to all photo shoots and this was no an exception, everyone is entitled to their opinion about this. This is one of hundreds of outfits my son has modeled... stop crying Wolf all the time, unnecessary issue."  

Screenshots of her posts decrying H&M haters can be found all over social media.

And her outrage against the outrage has a lot of people confused.

There are some people who don't really care what the boy's mother has to say about the advertisement and think that the issue transcends whether or not she approves of it.

While others just believe it's an issue of money and that she's selling her son out.

There were some who couldn't believe a black mother thought there was nothing wrong with her son wearing this sweatshirt...

And others just wanted to make sure she got paid regardless.

An argument was made that the mother's view of her son wearing the sweater isn't what matters, nor should she be blamed for "allowing" it to happen.

Rather, it's the executives at H&M who ultimately decided that this image should be put on its website that are culpable.

Diddy wasn't the only celebrity who spoke out against the ad, the Weekend dissolved his working relationship with H&M after they debuted the advertisement, and LeBron James issued this powerful response to H&M.

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@hm u got us all wrong! And we ain't going for it! Straight up! Enough about y'all and more of what I see when I look at this photo. I see a Young King!! The ruler of the world, an untouchable Force that can never be denied! We as African Americans will always have to break barriers, prove people wrong and work even harder to prove we belong but guess what, that's what we love because the benefits at the end of the road are so beautiful!! #LiveLaughLove❤️#LoveMyPeople🤴🏾👸🏾👨🏾‍⚖️👩🏾‍⚖️