H&M stores trashed in South Africa over 'coolest monkey' hoodie

Erika Holt
January 13, 2018

"At Menlyn police also managed a situation where the protestors had entered the shop and threw things around the shop".

H&M clothing stores in South Africa have been trashed today in response to the "monkey in the jungle" hoodie controversy. At this stage nothing has been reported to have been stolen. "No arrests have been effected up to so far", Dlamini said.

South African police Saturday intervened to clear protesters trashing outlets of Swedish clothing giant Hennes and Mauritz in Johannesburg over a controversial advertisement of a black child.

Video footage posted to social media on Saturday (local time) showed members of the Economic Freedom Fighters - a socialist South African political party - outside the Clearwater Mall in Johannesburg blocking access to the store. The H&M signage outside the shop had been broken and red fragments were still on the floor.

However, shortly after H&M's HR manager Randall April read out the formal apology relating to the advert to the protestors, which was issued by H&M global on January 9, Joseph was quick to voice his disappointment.

Menlyn Park shopping centre management will release a statement in due course.

Applied Materials, Inc. (AMAT) Director Sells $214680.00 in Stock
It improved, as 44 investors sold HUM shares while 184 reduced holdings. 19 funds opened positions while 34 raised stakes. The stock of Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:HUM) has "Outperform" rating given on Friday, November 10 by BMO Capital Markets.

Institutional Holdings and Trade Data for The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (GT)
The stock of The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (NASDAQ:GT) has "Hold" rating given on Wednesday, March 30 by Standpoint Research. Over the past 50 days, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company stock's -1.11% off of the high and 17.70% removed from the low.

Bulls & Bears Captivating in Wall Street: General Mills, Inc. (NYSE:GIS)
Comparing the number of shares sold short to the float is a method analysts often use to get a reading on investor sentiment. With that said, researchers took a deep dive into the hotly debated question: is it too late to buy General Mills, Inc .

On the other side of Pretoria, police officers were on standby at the Kolonnade Mall, as the EFF protests targeted different shopping centres.

'Therefore, we've not only removed the image from our channels but also the garment from our product offering'. "We are going to be here, but the security has told us everything is fine", he said.

"We're not going to leave".

Some Twitter users had alleged that the EFF had already caused chaos at the Kolonnade Mall.

World-renowned clothing brand H&M recently came under fire after an item in their United Kingdom online lookbook featuring a young Black male model wearing a hoodie labeled "coolest monkey in the jungle" went viral.

Other reports by

Discuss This Article

FOLLOW OUR NEWSPAPER