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oh man. Don't people ever take intent into consideration anymore? It was certainly not H&Ms intent to be racist. Fury and riot over a silly t-shirt. Come on.
Sorry, I had to laugh. They started a riot over a shirt.
Why we can't have nice things. . . .
People seem to want to stir up outrage over things that are not life threatening.
There must not be enough real problems in a society if they want to destroy their own infrastructure over something so trivial.
Then when the company figures out how to recover losses the insurance companies will increase fees for every business that wants insurance in that city / country.
Then as businesses pay higher costs, the increased price is passed on to consumers.
These same consumers will then complain that it is "racist" that they pay more than their less riot prone neighbours.
It’s a goddam t shirt.
This is because virtue signalling celebrities are inflaming everything so they can self aggrandize
Ok. As an American who's traveled abroad (spent most of 2007 in South Africa) I want to clear something up for other Americans.
Monkey is a dirty word in South Africa. It's like the "N" word in the US. long used as racial slur in a country with VERY deep wounds in its history. Common American idioms will silence a room and get you a lot of stares until you explain yourself.
I once described something as "monkey business", had to do a lot of explaining. Once said I had "monkeyed around" with a friend's computer, also brought a deadpan stare of disbelief. To any American, these expressions have no racial connotation. To a South African... well it's like "southern heritage" in the US. Nothing inherently racist in the words, but often said by racists, so people are going to wonder what you're about.
Meanwhile, I ate at a burger place called "Bimbo's"...
Look people. Different cultures are different. Histories are different, and sometimes English words mean different things in different places.
so the saying "the coolest monkey in the jungle" is racist? and it can only refer to blacks being monkeys that live in jungles? that's ignorant as fuck. not everything is about black people.
These aren't "protestors", they're thuggish chancers having a bit of a riot and conveniently also diverting attention from the ANC's shenanigans.
They are behaving like monkeys now...
Whyd they have to go prove a point instead of behaving calm and collected?
It's like that episode in the Boondock Saints..
People making an issue out of nothing, when even the mother of the kid who modeled the shirt said there is literally no substance to any of the claims, that her kid modeled thousands of clothing items and this is just one of many.
Who's the monkey now...
There's a monkey King in my culture which my people are fond of. With the right marketing team and model they could have made bank.
In seriousness though, I think this is getting blown way out of proportion