Montreal race-relations group denounces H&M for ad with 'racial slur'

The item has sparked a heated online debate with many accusing the brand of'casual racism

The Grammy victor tweeted about his disappointment in the popular clothing company's latest marketing attempt, which showed a young black boy wearing a hoodie that read "Coolest Monkey in the Jungle".

According to the New York Daily News, H&M apologized Monday morning for what many said was an insensitive association between the young model and a hateful slur against black people.

H&M came under fire on social media for using a black boy to advertise a sweatshirt that said "coolest monkey in the jungle".

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The ad was originally featured on H&M's United Kingdom site, and following the backlash, the retailer issued the following statement after pulling the image: "We sincerely apologize for offending people with this image of a printed hooded top". During his working relationship with the brand he released a limited-edition "Starboy" fashion collection and a separate capsule collection, along with fronting their Spring Icons campaign. "We understand that many people are upset about the image".

"We are deeply sorry that the picture was taken, and we also regret the actual print", the company said in a statement. We have removed the image from all our channels and the sweater is no longer for sale in our stores.

"It was never our intention for this image to be perceived in this way and we will be reviewing our internal routines to ensure that such a misjudgment does not happen again".

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