Racial blind spots can still blindside major corporations.
H&M revealed one the hard way as it faced criticism for an online advertisement featuring a young black boy in a sweatshirt emblazoned with the phrase, “coolest monkey in the jungle.”
Twitter users were quick to slam the tone-deaf advertisement:
— Charles M. Blow (@CharlesMBlow) January 8, 2018
— Amarnath Amarasingam (@AmarAmarasingam) January 8, 2018