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The singer took to his Twitter account to share a picture of a young black child wearing a hoodie with a racial slur on it.

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The hoodie reads: "Coolest monkey in the jungle."

The Internet has been in an uproar since the photo hit social media.

Sharing the photo, the Weeknd wrote:

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Racist Ads

You would recall that Dove had to pull down an ad and apologise for a new campaign which was released in October 2017.

The advert showed a black woman in a brown shirt take off her shirt to be revealed as a white woman in a white shirt after using the product.

This is hardly the first time the company has been caught in a racial storm over one of its adverts even though it has gone to several lengths to promote itself as a product born of diversity.

Nivea is another cosmetic brand to commit a similar blunder.


H&M has removed the image from their website and replaced it with a picture of the hoodie by itself. This shows H&M knows that the image was highly inappropriate and they offered a lukewarm apology in response.

An 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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See some of the reactions on social media below

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This is one of the most recent incidences but there have been others.