I’ve decided I would like to rellocate to wherever the people defending H&M are from.
I’ve read comment after comment across social media by people stating they do not understand why people are getting so offended.
What a blissful existence they must have, to have never been exposed to the racist use of the word monkey.
I’d love my son to grow up in a place where black sports stars don’t have bananas thrown at them by the crowd or placed in their lockers by team mates. Or basketball stars are compared to King Kong on the cover of fashion magazines.
A place where no one asks “Where’s your tail?” Or lets “f*&ing Monkey! ” slip during a heated exchange. Or a child of colour is surrounded by peers in the play ground making monkey noises.
A utopia where history was not rewritten to depict native Africans as infantile savages needing supervision by European invaders.
So please H&M defenders, reach out and let me know where you all live.. I’m sure you’d welcome me as your new neighbour- wouldn’t you?