Eazy Ends Partnership With H&M in Response to Viral 'Monkey' Image

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Twitter users called out H&M for serious oversight at best and overt racism at worst in styling a black child in the "monkey" hoodie, considering the long history of the term as a racial slur.

Speaking on today's programme, the panel discussed the ad which caused outrage among shoppers when it was released last week. It features a gold crown on the model's head and a drawing of a crown covering the "coolest monkey in the jungle" line on the hoodie.

On the upcoming birthday celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday, he said, "There are laws in place that tells us how we should treat each other but until our hearts have been changed, it's going to be hard to see the kind of change we want to see". He forecasts the apologies and various cover up that would follow.

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The ad kicked up a mighty storm on social media with people from all over the world and high profile celebrities having their say on the issue. Considering Minaj's outspokenness on race, many fans are pressuring her to also end her partnership with H&M.

"I can't allow for my name and brand to be associated with a company that could let this happen", he continued. Unfortunately, after seeing the disturbing image yesterday, my excitement over our global campaign quickly evaporated, and I've decided at this time our partnership needs to end.

"Over the past months I was genuinely excited about launching my upcoming line and collaboration with H&M", the rapper wrote. H&M and the rest of them has to become racially and Culturally aware. Nicki Minaj pulled her support from the company with which she had a holiday collection by deleting all Instagram posts that mention H&M, according to Yahoo. Therefore, we've not only removed the image from our channels, but also the garment from our product offering.

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