Jamaican Entertainers Lash Out Against H&M
Queen Ifrica & Foota Hype Speak Out Against H&M
In the midst of international celebrities floundering out against popular clothing retailer H & M Hennes & Mauritz for an offensive racist advertisement, some Jamaican entertainers have weighed in on the backlash.
Controversial dancehall selector Oniel Foota Hype Thomas took to social media to not only question the misappropriation of the advertisement but to also ask who has held the child’s parents accountable, because he could not have been a part of the advertisement without their initial permission.
Meanwhile female singer Queen Ifrica, posted a side by side photo of a black boy and white boy, expressing how disrespectful it was to see this unfold, and that this is exactly what people like herself have been trying to get rid of in the world. Ifrica also shared that as a regular shopper at H&M she has mixed feelings going forward.
H&M This is what we are trying to get rid of in the world what would make u feel the need to disrespect the Black Community Like this ?! Don’t you think it would have been way better to use these two boys to show unity ?! Why is it so important to continue this Hate?! I often Shop at H&M how am I going to feel now going forward?! Black People Are Great People Give Us A Break Now. Let our children Be. Let Love Live our hearts. I see a world with Us loving Each Other #Stoprasismnow
H&M has come under heavy fire receiving mass backlash for a recent advertisement featuring a black boy and has since issued an apology stating deep regret. H&M says they have also removed the image form their channels and have withdrawn the product offering.