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H&M Closes All Stores in South Africa After Protests Over "Monkey" Hoodie

6 days ago   |   By Hypebeast

Fast fashion giant H&M has temporarily closed all of its stores in South Africa on Saturday, January 13, after protesters trashed several store locations. The demonstrations were in reaction to H&M's online image of a black child wearing a hoodie bearing the slogan "coolest monkey in the jungle."
Social media videos and photos document people both outside and inside the stores in South Africa, some show protestors throwing down mannequins and racks of clothing, while others display heaps of clothing and products on the floor. The demonstrators represented South Africa's Economic Freedom...
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