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H&M Controvesial AD Is ReImagined By Artist

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H&M has been under fire after releasing a controversial ad a black boy in hoodie that read “coolest monkey in the jungle.” This created an uproar for the companies insensitive to use of the monkey as a racial slur for black people around the world.

The clothing brand has since issued an apology and announced plans to pull the hoodie from its shelves. But many are still calling on others to boycott by citing that it’s bad enough that it happened in the first place.

“We sincerely apologize for offending people with this image of a printed hooded top. The image has been removed from all online channels and the product will not be for sale in the United States,” wrote H&M in a statement obtained by Fox News. “We believe in diversity and inclusion in all that we do and will be reviewing all our internal policies accordingly to avoid any future issues.”

Several celebrities including Diddy, T.I., and LeBron James, have since condemned the brand for the ad as well. The Weeknd, who released a collaboration with H&M last year cut all ties with the brand.

Artists have taken it upon themselves to reimage the ad in a positive direction.

I created this based off of @mrchrisclassic correction of @hm Error. A great role model and man I look up to wrote this message @mrchrisclassic : “I made this because I dont wanna see this young Kings face anymore with the shirt he was hired to wear by H&M. I'm almost certain the Persson Family and their $31 Billion wont care in Sweden but… this lil guy will see his pics and the mockery one day because the internet doesnt erase… so I just hope he gets to see this one or any like it that celebrate him.” . Tarajosu: I also want to say I don’t wear H&M or Zara or any of those types of brands. I wear offbrands and I don’t own more clothes than I can fit in my carry on luggage. I buy pieces that last or I make them last. Someone at H&M knew this would create controversy. So many issues to tackle. Don’t support brands that don’t support you. It’s simple. . #Mysavoirfaire #king #empowerment

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Drake Sues Woman Over Extortion And Fruad

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Drake is suing the woman that made false pregnancy and rape allegations against him in 2017.

According to TMZ, in the suit, Layla Lace met Drake during last year’s Boy Meets World Tour in Manchester, England, where he claimed they had consensual sex.

He claimed that when he stopped responding to subsequent messages, she allegedly began threatening to leak their correspondence, publicly claimed he had impregnated her, accused him of rape, and demanded “millions of dollars” in exchange for silence. Drake is reportedly suing for civil extortion, emotional distress, fraud, defamation, and abuse of process.

The suit claims Layla refused to take a paternity test and Layla and her lawyer went radio silent. Drake says the whole thing was a scam … “There is no credible evidence of pregnancy, nor any baby, which would have been born last Fall.”

According to the lawsuit, Layla switched tactics and went to authorities in New York and alleged Drake had raped her during their one-night stand.

The Manchester police reportedly interviewed and cleared Drake of sexual assault accusations when the case was referred to them.

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Michael Jordan Is Donating $2 Million Dollars For Hurricane Florance Relief

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Michael Jordan is donating to hurricane aid for his home state.

Jordan is contributing $1 million each to the American Red Cross and the Foundation For The Carolinas’ Hurricane Florence Response Fund. The American Red Cross is providing food and shelter to thousands of people who have been displaced by the hurricane, while the Foundation For The Carolinas’ Hurricane Florence Response Fund directs funds to nonprofits in North and South Carolina providing relief to victims of the storm.

Jordan also reportedly stressed the importance of the long-term recovery from the storm.

“People need to understand this will not be a week-long process. This is going to have a huge disruption on people’s lives – not for 10 days, but for years,” Jordan told the Charlotte Observer, adding that he hopes his donation will spur people to get involved.

Hurricane Florence made landfall over the weekend across the Eastern seaboard, leaving at least 33 people dead and causing flooding and widespread power outages in the areas hardest hit by the storm in Virginia and the Carolinas. More than 10,000 residents have reportedly been displaced amid the devastating aftermath

 

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Will Smith Reveals Fresh Prince Jordan 5s

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Will Smith is celebrating The Fresh Prince anniversary with the Jordan brand.

Today Smith revealed the “Fresh Prince” Air Jordan 5, in an unboxing video. He also revealed a second friends and family version—limited to just 23 pairs—which uses traditional shoelaces and the “Grape” accents but covers the entire upper in a gold sateen sheen.

Ahead of Smith’s 50th birthday on Sept. 25, fans can sign up at Omaze for a chance to spend the day with the Fresh Prince and take home one of the 23 friends and family Air Jordan 5s.

As for the retail version, 19,000 pairs will be released on Smith’s birthday.

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