Jenner finally speaks up too, but does she really get it?
When it FINALLY came time for Jenner to confront the controversy, the hyper-PR-focused dynasty didn’t hesitate to choose the premiere episode of their show, “Keeping Up with the Kardashians,” as the perfect platform.
In an episode of their show, Jenner cries in a solo interview, saying, “I felt so f**king stupid.” Jenner continued to explain that the idea that she “would offend other people or hurt other people was definitely not the intent. And that’s what got [her] the most.”
In the episode, Kendall also admits to Kim, “[I have] no idea how I’m going to bounce back from it.” Well, Kendall, that’s kind of the point. It’s not about you. It’s not about Pepsi. It’s not about ALL lives mattering.
It’s about acknowledging a real problem and offering a real solution, not a can of soda.
H&M sparks controversy with ad of a young black boy in "cutest monkey in the jungle" sweatshirt.
While Pepsi’s epic failure ad threw a filter on society’s selfie and hashtagged it #nofilter #iwokeuplikethis, H&M’s oblivious ad reveals a whole ‘notha level of ignorance in our country.
Both sides of the table speak up on H&M racism controversy.
Some were quick to defend the ad, arguing that if you see something racially disparaging in the innocent image, you’re actually the racist and your perspective is the problem.
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But others were just a quick to fire back, arguing two points in response. First of all, if you don’t see racial undertones, you’re not looking. And secondly, by closing your eyes to the realities of racism in our country, you perpetuate it.
Talib Kweli breaks down what's really wrong with H&M's ad.
Rapper Talib Kweli commented on the controversy in an interview with Variety:
Things like that happen because we don’t understand the history of racism in the world and that’s what leads people, in high positions, to be tone deaf. There’s probably a lot of ignorant, mediocre motherf—ers at H&M with high positions. But because of the status quo of how racism works, they get put in these positions and so these people are not inherently malicious. They’re just racially ignorant about the history of racism in the world. The idea of black people being compared to monkeys and stuff, they’re young white people they don’t have to deal with that in their life at all.