The Weeknd Parts Ways With H&M Amid Racial Controversy
09 January, 2018, 02:14 | Author: Gary Shelton
Last year, the Weeknd unveiled a collaboration with discount fashion superstore H&M.
The Weeknd revealed he would be cutting ties with the Swedish clothing-retail company after it posted a product photo of a Black child sporting a hoodie that reads, "Coolest Monkey In The Jungle". Clothing giant H&M has apologized Monday, Jan. 8, 2017, and removed an advertising image of a black model in a sweatshirt with the words?Coolest monkey in the jungle.??
Questlove predicted early Monday that H&M would strike a conciliatory note, but the Roots' drummer/band leader also seemed to be saying it wouldn't be enough.
The image of the unsmiling child, who stares at the camera with his hands in his pockets, appeared on the United Kingdom version of the Swedish retailers online store.
While some netizens blamed carelessness, a lack of cultural awareness or bad styling decisions for the retailer's mistake, others weren't quite so forgiving.
Social media users argued this was racist because "monkey" is a known racial slur. "We have to do better", an art director Alex Medina of Vox Media tweeted.
Raiders hire Jon Gruden
Gruden was traded to the Buccaneers and won the Super Bowl in his first season, beating the Raiders in Super Bowl XXXVII. The 54-year-old spent seven seasons as the Bucs coach, but was sacked following the 2008 campaign after a 9-7 term.
The webcast of the launch did not follow the second stage carrying the payload after it separated from the first stage. This is SpaceX's third classified mission, and arguably its most secretive flight for the U.S. military.
The commission's vice chairman, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach , said the work done by DHS is likely to be less public. District Jude Colleen Kollar-Kotelly wrote in her ruling last month, the Los Angeles Times reported at the time.
That would be a step in the right direction. "Next thing you know, (James) is running down the sidelines", Gruden said. Big surprise: Teams with good quarterbacks make playoff runs; teams without good quarterbacks don't make the playoffs.
The United States faced criticism at the UN Security Council on Friday for convening the body to discuss recent protests in Iran. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said more sanctions "targeting human rights abuses are coming".
In California, the Courage Campaign is waging a similar battle, urging the California state legislature to restore net neutrality. The vast majority of Americans support net neutrality as its death only benefits companies like Comcast and AT&T.
The prize will be the eighth largest in the history of the United States lottery if it goes off at the weekend. The next drawing for the Powerball will be on Saturday, Jan. 6 for a jackpot of more than $550 million.
Google Assistant , meanwhile, has expanded from Android devices to Google Home speakers and third-party devices, as well. A host of top computer manufacturers are adding Amazon Alexa capabilities to their core models.
Despite recently breaking the Saints' franchise record for receptions in a season, Thomas flies under the radar. Payton, who is 6-4 in the playoffs as Saints coach, is trying to maintain a fresh approach as well.
President Trump Announces Delay of Fake News Awards
Last November Donald Trump in a tweet talked about a competition called "Fake News Trophy" among the news channels. It's an obvious stunt, a finger in the media's collective eye, and the president's fans will love it.
Egypt's Salah voted African Player of the Year
This is the first year the organisers have also allowed captains to vote for the continent's best player. Egypt was voted the team of the year, with manager Hector Cuper winning Africa's coach of the year.
Chelsea held by second-tier Norwich
The first half was an unforgettably forgettable one, with neither keeper being properly tested. We tried to win the game but we must accept the final result .
Magnitude 4.5 Earthquake Hits San Francisco Bay Area
But there's also a chance that this was a foreshock, a precursor to a larger natural disaster . "That's the concern ", he said. Transit agencies reported there were delays during the early morning commute while they checked for any damage.
Freezing rain, sleet possible late Sunday
Since ground temperatures have been at or below freezing since Christmas, it looks like Monday morning will be messy. Cloudy skies, light-to-moderate breezes, and steady temperatures in the low 20s are projected for Sunday night .
HP Canada recalling certain lithium-ion batteries
There is a small utility you can download which will check if the battery in your laptop is one of the affected power packs. HP has announced a recall on batteries in select notebook and mobile workstations sold in recent years.
Mega Millions jackpot up to $450M as drawing nears
The Powerball and Mega Millions numbers have begun to soar, just a year after the Powerball topped $1 billion. At the end of October of past year , the lottery upped the minimum payout from $15 million to $40 million.