by: michael eli dokosi/www.blakkpepper.com/ghana
Incensed by the foolish “coolest monkey in the jungle,” inscription plastered on the sweatshirt of a male boy model by Swedish apparel retailer H&M, South Africa’s Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) have stormed some H&M stores in the country and vandalised property.
Targeting six H&M stores in the Gauteng province, the protesters tore down shop displays and threw clothes around in addition to messing merchandise up.
And according to spokesman for the EFF; Mbuyiseni Ndlozi, time for apologies are over when intentional acts are committed to disparage melanated people.
“The time of apologies for racism are over; there must be consequences to anti-black racism, period!” Ndlozi wrote on Twitter.
It took police using rubber bullets to disperse the protestors.
H&M has since apologised for its silly ad pledging to investigate.