Kenyan mother of H&M ‘monkey’ hoodie row boy reveals she’s been racially abused after telling people to ‘get over it’

H&M monkey hoodie Terry Mango
The controversial hoody from H&M and the boy's mother, Terry Mango (Photo: Facebook)

The Kenyan mother of a child model at the centre of the racism storm surrounding an advert from H&M claims she has been racially abused after telling offended individuals to “get over it.”

Terry Mango’s son Liam was pictured wearing a hoodie which featured the phrase “coolest monkey in the jungle” in an advert for the clothing giant.

However, after Terry said critics who branded the image “racist” were “crying wolf”, she was met with a barrage of abuse.

Speaking to Gulf News, the mother who says she is Kenyan but lives in Stockholm, Sweden said that some vile social media users have even called her a “monkey” while trying to defend her son.

She said: “How can you fight racism if you make racist remarks?

“You cannot try to defend my son and use the same words to describe me.”

A H&M spokeswoman said: “This image has now been removed from all H&M channels and we apologise to anyone this may have offended.”

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