H&M uses black child to model ‘monkey’ sweatshirt; Oprah for President 2020 | See the hottest topics on the internet today

H&M uses black child to model ‘monkey’ sweatshirt; Oprah for President 2020 | See the hottest topics on the internet today

We bring you a roundup of the biggest topics that dominated your social media conversations today. No alterations, just straight out of your mouths – or fingers.

We won’t be shopping at H&M for a while 

A social media outrage is currently underway following a racist move made by clothing retail company, H&M.

So here’s the gist: On H&M’s South African site, an African child model is seen posing in a sweatshirt that carries a hugely offensive inscription: “Coolest Monkey In The Jungle.”

Like that wasn’t enough, someone found a white model in another sweatshirt that seemed like the answer to the former and worsens the situation:

https://twitter.com/C_Karimamusama/status/950446622546284544

Following the criticisms that this drew, the company reacted with an apology:

This ill-fated attempt at an apology is not enough. Not in 2018. There surely will be a H&M boycott for the most part of this year.

 

A remarkable Golden Globes

When it was announced weeks ago that Golden Globes attendees would be wearing black to the event in solidarity with victims of gender inequality and sexual harassment, a lot of people assumed it was set to be another empty gesture. What would it matter the clothes you wear or its colour?

But at the 75th Golden Globes last night, the crop of Hollywood celebrities showed up in black and made a reverberating statement, #TimesUp.

A plan that was originally supposed to be executed by the women who are the majority of sexual abuse victims was embraced by men who also showed up in black tuxedos in solidarity with the women.

See some of the looks:

 

Oprah for US President come 2020?

At the Golden Globes last night, media powerhouse and activist, Oprah Winfrey was honoured with the Cecil B. DeMille Award and she’s the first Black woman to receive the honour.

Her acceptance speech which touched on equality and the power of women in the society has left many in awe and more importantly, signaled the possibilities of a presidential ambition.

Oprah hasn’t made any such intentions known but her fans and friends really like the idea of a ‘President Winfrey’ so they are calling it.

 

Nigerians are divided over this one question

And we think you should ponder on it tonight too…

Which would you go for? We like the sound of a Cambridge scholarship though.

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