And the H&M controversy continues! After superstars The Weekend and G-Eazy both announced that they were ending their partnerships with the clothing brand, Hip-Hop mogul P. Diddy offers the child model a $1M contract to model for his clothing brand ‘Sean John’. “Put some respect on it!!! When you look at us make sure you see royalty and super natural God sent glory!! Anything else is disrespectful,” he captioned a photo of the model on instagram.
The photo that found it’s rounds on the internet finds a young black model wearing a ‘Coolest Monkey In The Jungle’ went viral. While the black child sported the hood with an offensive phrase, the white child sported a hood with the empowering phrase “Survival Expert”, making matters that much worse.“We sincerely apologize for offending people with this image of a printed hooded top,” H&M tweeted hours after going viral. “We believe in diversity and inclusion in all that we do and will be reviewing all our internal policies accordingly to avoid any future issues.” Whether the compay’s intent was to offend or if it was a careless mistake, the damage has already been done. I believe this mistake was made due to the misrepresentation of all cultures within the company. It’s unknown if the young will accept the contract but if he does, he may become the next big thing!