The Weeknd

H&M hires diversity leader after ’monkey hoodie’ scandal

COPENHAGEN — Swedish low-cost fashion brand H&M says it has appointed a diversity leader after having been accused of racism over an ad showing a …

Copenhagen

H&M hires diversity manager

H&M has appointed a diversity manager after dealing with the fallout from using a black child to advertise a hoodie with the slogan "coolest monkey in the jungle."<p>H&M (HNNMY)announced that it appointed company insider Annie Wu as "Global Leader for Diversity and Inclusiveness" for H&M group.<p>"The …

Business

EFF's H&M Violence Should Not Be Forgotten in 2019

The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), the political concoction of authoritarian leftist Julius Sello Malema, has once again shown why they are not fit …

South African Politics

H&M's 'monkey' ad isn't the first time celebs have yanked endorsements, but it's rare

A star singer and a rapper turned the tables last week in the backlash over H&M's photo of a black child model dressed in a hooded sweatshirt emblazoned with the words "coolest monkey in the jungle."<p>Singer The Weeknd and rapper G-Eazy severed their business relationships with H&M amid the uproar …

Entertainment

Selena Gomez's Mom Admits She's 'Not Happy' About Daughter's Reunion With Justin Bieber

Selena Gomez’s mom is getting candid about her daughter’s relationship with Justin Bieber in a new interview.<p>Mandy Teefey admitted that she’s “not …

Celebrity News

H&M 'racist' ad adds to company's woes

A racism scandal at H&M is the latest indication of management problems at the Swedish clothing giant, once the darling of shoppers but now …

The Weeknd Is Giving Fans 96 Hours to Score Rare 'Starboy' Merch

You officially have a mere 96 hours to bag as many pieces of The Weeknd's Starboy: Legend of the Fall Phase Two tour merch as possible.<p>Starting …

Childish Gambino

H&M stores in South Africa stormed over monkey hoodie

Members of a South African opposition party protested an image of a black child wearing a sweatshirt with the words "Coolest monkey in the jungle"

Julius Malema

The Weeknd’s Starboy “Phase Two” Tour Merch Is Available for 96 Hours Only

After severing his ties with H&M after a racial backlash for its hoodie ad, The Weeknd now offers fans who couldn’t attend “Phase Two,” the final leg …

'I was racially abused', claims mother of boy involved in H&M hoody row

ES News Email<p>The mother of a child model at the centre of a row over a "racist" hoody has claimed she was racially abused herself after saying people …

Sweden

15 Most Anticipated Albums of 2018

2017 delivered some outstanding releases from the country’s most dominant genre, but 2018 could prove just as, if not more, exciting thanks to …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Wale Gives SZA the Answers She’s Looking for in "The Weeknd" Remix

It wasn't too long ago that Solange shared her vision for SZA's "The Weekend" in her video for the song. Now, Wale is taking a turn at adding his …

Music

Mom of the Boy Featured in H&M's Controversial Ad Speaks Out

On Monday, H&M sparked outrage across the web when an image of a child wearing a sweatshirt reading “Coolest Monkey in the Jungle” surfaced on their …

H&M Slammed for Photo of Black Boy in ‘Monkey’ Hoodie, Mom Hits Back

The clothing giant H&M sparked controversy this week after people noticed a photo in its online store that showed a black child model wearing a …

Romelu Lukaku

Lessons in semiotics from H&M's 'coolest monkey' epic fail

After the Dove shortcomings in 2017, this is another count of a major global brand failing due to its profound insensitivity to the cultural …

Advertising (UK)

Bella Hadid Reportedly Dating Kendall’s Ex Jordan Clarkson: Is She Over The Weeknd For Good?

Bella Hadid and Jordan Clarkson, who is also Kendall Jenner’s ex, are reportedly the hottest new couple on the scene. Does this mean Bella is done …

Bella Hadid

Bella Hadid May Be Dating Someone Who Used to See Kendall Jenner and Is Not The Weeknd

The model isn't telling, though.<p>Bella Hadid has a new man courting her. According to <i>US Weekly</i>, she's "hooking up" with Jordan Clarkson, a guard for …

Bella Hadid

The Weeknd cuts ties with H&M after ‘coolest monkey in the jungle’ hoodie goes viral

The singer began collaborating with H&M last year in partnership with his XO brand, and modelled in their ad campaigns

Viral

The Weeknd Blasts H&M for Racist ‘Monkey’ Ad: I’m ‘Shocked and Embarrassed’

The R&B singer, who has collaborated with H&M in the past, cut ties with the retailer after an indefensibly racist ad went live on its website.<p>Over …

Philando Castile

The Weeknd Is Cutting Ties With H&M Over Their Controversial ‘Monkey’ Sweater

Clothing retailer H&M is in hot water this week after controversial photos surfaced of a sweater the company is selling and now it’s costing them a big name endorser: The Weeknd.<p>Over the weekend, social media was ablaze after users came across a children’s hoodie featuring the words “Coldest Monkey …

The Weeknd ends partnership with H&M, pressure builds for Nicki Minaj

The Weeknd is done with H&M after the brand featured an image on its website of a black child wearing a sweatshirt that read “Coolest Monkey in the …

Nicki Minaj

How H&M Can Seriously Be Impacted by Recent ‘Monkey’ Controversy

H&M found itself in hot water on Sunday after an image on its website of a black child wearing a sweatshirt that read “Coolest Monkey in the Jungle” …

Fashion Industry

LeBron James, Diddy join criticism of H&M over sweater ad

LONDON – NBA star LeBron James, rapper Diddy and other artists have responded with outrage to an advertising image by retailer H&M showing a black child in a sweatshirt with the words "Coolest monkey in the jungle."<p>The retailer has apologized and removed the image, but not before the ad was widely …

Business

BUSINESS REPORT: H&M brand facing backlash for monkey hoodie and initial ‘non-apology’

I for one won’t be doing any kid-shopping at H&M anytime soon, this is after the store marketed a hoodie with the words “coolest monkey in the …

The Weeknd sounds off in H&M ‘racist’ product copy row

Canadian singer The Weeknd has struck a discordant note against clothing retailer H&M after announcing he would sever all ties following the …

Branding

The Weeknd Says He Will No Longer Work With H&M After 'Coolest Monkey' Hoodie

The Weeknd has stated that he will no longer work with H&M after the fashion retailer featured a black child modeling a hoodie with the slogan …

Coachella Says No Weed This Year -- Even Though It's Legal in California

Indio, the town that hosts annual music festival, still prohibits pot despite California’s legalization<p>Even though marijuana is now legal in …

Entertainment

The Weeknd drops H&M after it makes a colossally stupid marketing decision

When the Weeknd, a.k.a. Abel Tesfaye, played Vancouver on his Starboy tour last October, he was also seriously flogging clothing for Swedish clothing …

Warren Buffett

The Weeknd, LeBron, Diddy slam H&M over ad campaign

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Grammy award winner The Weeknd cuts ties with H&M

Canadian singer, The Weeknd has dropped his collaboration with Swedish retail giant H&M over its racism scandal. Photo: Getty Images Photo: Getty …

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