H&M has found itself at the center of a social media debate once again. The company received backlash after people were upset because they felt as though one of their model’s–a young black girl–hair wasn’t groomed.
People reacted furiously at H&M, tweeting their thoughts on the beautiful young lady’s natural hair.
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TSR STAFF: Brianne D! @beedev_ ______________________________________ #TSRReactionz: It looks like #H&M is back on the hit list of the black community, and this time it’s for a hairstyle. ______________________________________ H&M recently released its new line of fall sweaters and sweatshirts, featuring a diverse lineup of models. One model, a young black model, is featured in a sweatshirt but unlike the others, does not have their hair styled. Some feel the company purposely did not style the hair in order to appease the natural hair community, and some are blaming the parents. Regardless, it’s admirable and absolutely beautiful that this child is rocking that natural hair! ______________________________________ SWIPE to see what #Twitter had to say, and let us know your thoughts in the comments, #Roomies! 👀👇🏾 (📸: @hm )
Today, H&M responded to a customer who tweeted them asking “who approved” the girl’s photo, adding “Y’all better stop playing with these black kids.”
— Tamar Huggins (@tamarhuggins) September 20, 2019
H&M responded to the customer saying that they believe kids should be kids, adding that the kids were all photographed after school to capture their natural look.
Thank you for the feedback. We truly believe that all kids should be allowed to be kids. The school aged kids who model for us come to the photo studio in the afternoon after school and we aim for a natural look which reflects that.
— H&M Customer Service (@hm_custserv) September 20, 2019
Here is how other customers responded.
I hate how the little black girl in the H&M ad was singled out for her hair when all the kids’ hair looks disheveled. In all honesty her hair looks the most put together out of all of them! Just say you hate natural (4c) hair and go! pic.twitter.com/9NTdUQEe7F
— Janine Young-White (@kneeneebop) September 20, 2019
Please people, let’s uplift this little girl! 🙏🏾She’s killing her H&M shoots with her natural 4C hair. Lil sis is serving us poses and she looks happy and beautiful ❤️ #Queenin 👸🏾💁🏾 pic.twitter.com/8z92Gi51rF
— Yasmine 💖 (@msyasmine_) September 20, 2019