The Grammy victor tweeted about his disappointment in the popular clothing company's latest marketing attempt, which showed a young black boy wearing a hoodie that read "Coolest Monkey in the Jungle".
New YorkTimes columnist Charles Blow also tweeted at H&M, simply saying, "have you lost your damned minds?"
"This image has now been removed from all H&M channels and we apologise to anyone this may have offended", an H&M spokesperson said.
As previously reported, the Weeknd struck up a partnership with H&M a year ago, developing his own fashion line for the Swedish retail giant. "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". "You know the history of racist using the term "monkey" to demean people of African descent... and you put this on your website!"
H&M has since removed the image and responded to the controversy and accusations of racism in a statement.
"We sincerely apologize for offending people with this image of a printed hooded top".
They continued, claiming they would uncover how the image came to be to begin with: "It is obvious that our routines have not been followed properly".
"Woke up this morning shocked and embarrassed by this photo", The Weekndsaid Monday on Twitter, with a screenshot of the product listing.
It wasn't until earlier in January that the company was able to confirm a hard time or date for the launch. This is SpaceX's third classified mission, and arguably its most secretive flight for the USA military.
Iran's unemployment rate reached a three-year high of 12.7% in the second quarter of 2016, according to the World Bank. Pro-regime demonstrations denouncing the 2009 Green Movement leaders also may have provoked a political backlash.
Van Dyke's wife, Shirley , told the site he passed away Friday, two years after a debilitating vehicle accident injured them both. Nelson and Patricia Heaton are among the costars, friends and collaborators remembering Jerry Van Dyke today.
While talking to Kashmir Reader, Senior Superintendent of Police Bandipora confirmed the incident and that an FIR has been filed. The video that popped up on Facebook on Saturday showed two cricket teams lined up on the pitch before the start of a match.
The winning numbers drawn Friday night to claim the nation's 10th largest jackpot were 28-30-39-59-70-10. The Florida Lottery says the winning ticket was bought at a 7-Eleven convenience store in Port Richey.
Timing and pricing wasn't divulged yet, but hopefully we'll see a price drop for the original Vive once the Pro is on the market. The company is unveiling the new Vive Pro, a new premium VR headset for gamers and enterprise customers.
Former Bihar Chief Minister Lalu Yadav has been sentenced to three-and-a-half years in jail in connection with the fodder scam . The case pertains to an alleged withdrawal of Rs. 89.27 lakh from Deoghar district treasury between 1994 and 1996.
She was spotted around 8:15 a.m.by a passerby who recognized her from a missing persons report on the news. Roland was supposed to meet her roommate later that night but didn't show. "I am purchasing an iPad".
Chinese maritime authorities have dispatched eight vessels, including three specialised cleansing vessels, for search and rescue. The Chinese ministry said the second ship in the collision was a Hong Kong-flagged cargo ship carrying 64,000 tons of grain.
Wiseau then came onstage to surprised applause and tried to steal the mic, with Franco quickly stopping him with a nervous laugh. Franco's remarks were as much an acceptance speech for Wiseau as they were for Franco himself.
Reliance Jio vs Airtel vs Vodafone
If the users recharge with Rs 498 recharge pack, they will get 136 GB of data, as compared to 91 GB data provided earlier. Besides, the plan also offers free outgoing and incoming on national roaming calls, and 100 free local + STD SMS per day.
Arsenal boss Wenger wants FA Cup replays to stay
He said: "From my personal experience in the FA Cup , and I think I have a lot, this is maybe the most hard round", he said. Or do we absolutely focus completely to stay in the league?' Sometimes that can come in.
Spotify Content Chief Steps Down Ahead of IPO
Wixen is the exclusive publisher of some of the most popular songs by a lot of top artists in the music industry. They already have a $ 43 million settlement which was proposed back in May.
Spotify secretly files for IPO this year
Wixen handles copyright management and royalty compliance for artists including Tom Petty, The Doors, Neil Young and Missy Elliot. In addition, Wixen Music Publishing is also seeking attorneys' fees and costs and injunctive relief.
Macy's to close more stores
CEO Jeff Gennette says the company's focus has been expanding online, stabilizing its stores and laying the foundation for growth. At market open, Macy's shares reversed modest premarket gains, starting the day down 3.5 percent to $24.44.
Tamil Nadu: High Court asks bus strikers to resume services
The government has invited those possessing valid driving licences to approach local bus depots to be used as substitute drivers. In a statement to media on Friday, Vijaybhaskar said 13th wage revision for transport employees was held on January 4.