Mother of boy in H&M racist advert slams critics

A woman who identifies herself as Terry Mango has asked critics to zip up on the recent gaffe by international retail clothing company, H&M over a racist advert.

The woman who claims is the mother of the a boy has written in a Facebook post that there was nothing wrong with H&M making her son model in a hoodie that bore the inscription ‘coolest monkey in the jungle.’

“Am the mum and this is one of the hundreds of outfits my son modelled. Stop crying wolf all the time. Unnecessary issue here. Get over it,” she wrote on Facebook.

Mango whose Facebook profile shows is a Kenyan resident in Stockholm – Sweden, further replied to a comment in a thread on her post that in as much as people have their opinion, she also reserves the right to disagree.

“If I bought that jumper and put it on him and posted it on my pages would that make me racist? I get people’s opinion but they are not mine,” she stated.

H&M received serious roasting from the general public including Diddy, Canadian rapper The Weeknd, hip hop act G-Eazy and footballer Lukaku after it had advertised a photo that had a young black boy in a hoodie that had the writing ‘coolest monkey in the jungle.’

These celebs and the many critics have described the act as purely racist – a situation that prodded the company to take off the advert and apologise.

Mango’s Facebook comment has elicited a lot of backlash from the public with some saying she is part of the reason the black race is not respected.

By: Kwame Dadzie/


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