‘Mom’ of ‘monkey hoodie’ boy: Stop crying wolf
Written by Keshia Jansen on January 10, 2018
Screenshots of comments, written by a woman claiming to be the mother of the boy who featured in H&M’s most controversial ad, have surfaced on social media.
In the comments, the mother makes it clear that she is not bothered by the “coolest monkey in the jungle print” that her black son was photographed wearing for an H&M ad.
“I am the mum and this is one of hundreds of outfits my son has modelled…Stop crying wolf all the time, unnecessary issue…get over it,” one of the comments read.
“If I bought that jumper and put it on him and posted it on my pages, would that make me racist? I get people’s opinions, but they are not mine,” she said in another another.
The authenticity of these screenshots cannot be verified, and it is also unclear whether this woman is in fact the mother of the boy.
However, Twitter has taken it at face value and is outraged at the woman’s opinion.
I have this same mother of this boy on my page trending on Facebook I made screenshot of what she said to this post and everyone is shouting 😂😂😂😂her name is terry mango@billboardhiphop @KraksTV @bellanaija @lindaikeji @theweeknd pic.twitter.com/dZWSBGwMGo
— 💦HUNCHO💦 (@oluwa_popoola) January 9, 2018
It’s a shame the mother doesn’t see an issue with this, but that’s life.
Like someone once said: “You can’t bail someone out of jail that wants to go in”.#HM #HMRacist #HMMagazine #HMHoodie #HMHoody #TerryMango #BlackPower #BlackPride #BlackMen #BlackKing #BlackPrince pic.twitter.com/51SnEbTGwK
— Mak Calixte (@Return_Of_DaMak) January 9, 2018
— Mbali KaShongwe Gcabashe (@MaShongwe) January 10, 2018
This Terry Mango reminds me of those slaves qho had never ventured far from their owners’ property. For you girlm on your cheap sit in the back, Harriet nails it.#Collabo #Racisme #Esclavage pic.twitter.com/m593ATvwnX
— SaS φ Insoumise (@Sandd4s) January 10, 2018
Terry Mango, the supposed mom of the H&M’s coolest monkey, sees nothing wrong with the campaign
And that, my friends, is the real issue. #EediatTingDat
— 1988 (@BlindToYou) January 10, 2018
— #100Milli (@buffalosouljah1) January 10, 2018
Terry Mango about to block her sons Diddy blessings. Someone stop her!!! https://t.co/4mRSYfkepi
— #URBANcultureDRIVE (@Can_Coul) January 10, 2018