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Source: istock

H&M Store In South Africa Trashed Over 'Coolest Monkey' Sweatshirt

By Mark Pygas

In case you've been living under a rock for the last week, clothing brand H&M has been under fire recently for featuring a black child model in a hoodie that read "the coolest monkey in the jungle." Many on social media labelled the image as offensive, leading to H&M removing the image and pulling the garment from their stores. 

But outrage had already gone international. And over the weekend, protesters aligned with South Africa's Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) political party, which is a "radical, leftist, anti-capitalist and anti-imperialist movement," according to their website, trashed a store at Sandton City Shopping Centre in Johannesburg.