The internet has been buzzing the past few days over a hoodie with inscription “Coolest Monkey in the Jungle” worn by a black kid which is being promoted by clothing giant H&M.
The Economic Freedom Fighters in South Africa on Saturday, in protest against the clothing line, vandalized H&M stores in country.
They tore down display mannequins, moved clothes around, pushed down cloth racks and more.
— Mukololo ® (@DineoDeeMash2) January 13, 2018
The Deputy President of the Economic Freedom Fighters took to his twitter to commend the work of the protesters.
His tweet read:
That @hm nonsense of a clothing store is now facing consequences for its racism. All rational people should agree that the store should not be allowed to continue operating in South Africa. Well done to Fighters who physically confronted racism. pic.twitter.com/cgdedYGoOj
— Floyd Shivambu (@FloydShivambu) January 13, 2018
Watch the protests:
Protesters in South Africa vandalized several H & M stores after the company created an ad featuring a black child in a 'Coolest Monkey in the Jungle' hoodie pic.twitter.com/nIenmosrGB
— Circa (@Circa) January 14, 2018