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The Weeknd Just Fired Back At 'H&M' Over Racially Insensitive T-Shirt

The Weeknd Just Fired Back At 'H&M' Over Racially Insensitive T-Shirt
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5 months ago

H&M released a product without talking to a single person familiar with some very common strains of racial tension, and now they're getting a public flogging over it.

We're really hoping that the little kid featured in this image didn't quite grasp the nature of the insensitivity on his sweatshirt, but the Weeknd sure did. 

It only kinda seems unintentional. 

Yikes. Context can be a heckuva thing. Fans and media luminaries alike piled on to the incredibly tone-deaf photo.

All this happened on Monday. By Tuesday, H&M removed the photo and issued a hasty apology:

We understand that many people are upset about the image. We, who work at H&M, can only agree. We are deeply sorry that the picture was taken, and we also regret the actual print. Therefore, we have not only removed the image from our channels, but also the garment from our product offering globally. It is obvious that our routines have not been followed properly. This is without any doubt. We will thoroughly investigate why this happened to prevent this type of mistake from happening again.

It's pretty boilerplate 'our bad' kind of material, and the internet was not satisfied. 

Do your research, folks. Meaning well doesn't always cut it. 

H/T: Twitter