January 14, 2018

Protests trashing stores in South Africa after H&M uses black child to model a shirt inscribed "Coolest Monkey in the Jungle."



Via "H&M Closes Stores in South Africa Amid Protests Over ‘Monkey’ Shirt" (NYT), which quotes Julius Malema, leader of South Africa’s second-largest opposition party, Economic Freedom Fighters: “We make no apology about what the fighters did today against that store called H&M... Every shop that undermines black people must be attended to. It must be shut down. It must be closed... We cannot allow the humiliation of black people to continue... No one should make jokes about the dignity of black people."

82 comments:

Gahrie said...

No one should make jokes about the dignity of black people."

His own words and actions do so far better than I ever could.

Birkel said...

Not a shithole?

Rob said...

And what is more dignified than looting a store?

Gahrie said...

You live in a lawless third world shithole that is the rape capital of the world and a shirt is your biggest problem?

Ray said...

Great scapegoat / 1 minute of hate

Gahrie said...

The biggest contribution South Africa has made to the modern world was convincing Elon Musk to move to the United States.

tcrosse said...

And what is more dignified than looting a store?

It's more fun than a barrel of monkeys.

Unknown said...

Businesses.. get out of that shithole while you can. Maybe China will have much more tolerance and intelligence.

Sebastian said...

No better way to protest than turning stores into jungles. Because dignity.

Wilbur said...

How many black people did they put out of work?

Diogenes of Sinope said...

Anarchy is at hand.

lemondog said...

Racist indeed.......

Per Wiki:

The H&M Foundation is a non-profit foundation which was established in order to implement positive change and improve living standards, such as education for children, worldwide access to clean water, strengthening women on a global scale, and being environmentally aware. It is privately funded by the Persson Family, founders and owners of H&M. Since 2013, the Persson Family has made huge contributions to the foundation, donating SEK1.1 billion (US$154 million) to the H&M Foundation.

mezzrow said...

This is how retail store deserts are created.

Diogenes of Sinope said...

Soon Leftists will start political killings.

JaimeRoberto said...

I have a dream that one day black kids and white kids can both be called monkeys without incident.

Patrick Henry said...

Being offended isn't something that's imposed upon you like a bullet or a bat to the head. One must choose t be offended... to take the offense upon themselves. When something offensive is said, there is a choice to become offended or to not become offended.

That doesn't mean whatever wasn't said was kind, or humane, or anything like that. It doesn't excuse the speaker for being cruel, racist, sexist, or any other ist. It just reveales the speaker's character.

To allow yourself to become offended is to give power to the offender.

Paco Wové said...

"The H&M Foundation is a non-profit foundation which was established in order to implement positive change and improve living standards, such as education for children, worldwide access to clean water, strengthening women on a global scale, and being environmentally aware."

And yet... the crocodile didn't eat them last.

etbass said...

Black snowflakes?

cubanbob said...

There used to be a South African expression that stated there was no civilization north of the Limpopo River. Its becoming obvious that soon there won't be any civilization north of Cape Of Good Hope. Go there while you can as it is spectacular.

Paco Wové said...

"To allow yourself to become offended is to give power to the offender."

Sorry, PH, that sounds nice and Zen and all, but here in realpolitikland, 'to allow yourself to become offended' give power to you... the power to intimidate, threaten, attack, destroy, kill. Until somebody with more power stops you.

Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...

AND any little perceived racist grievance will be met with a fist, a hammer and blackmail.


Opps - I said blackmail.

Tommy Duncan said...

"No one should make jokes about the dignity of black people."

An incredible display of the lack of self-awareness.

rhhardin said...

No one should make jokes about the dignity of black people.

Droll but lofty people.

robother said...

South Africa--a once nice place which has become a hellhole, on its way to becoming a shithole. The Mugabe Way.

Eric the Fruit Bat said...

It comes as something of a comfort to see that the guys trashing the store aren't the least bit methodical.

CWJ said...

In the video, what is in red shirt red cap man's left hand, and why must it be held regardless of the mayhem he's causing?

Fernandistein said...

The coolest monkeys live in S. America.

Capuchins are black, brown, buff or whitish, but their exact color and pattern depends on the species involved. They reach a length of 30 to 56 cm (12 to 22 in), with tails that are just as long as the body. Like all other monkeys, the Capuchins suffered severely from the secularizations and revolutions of the end of the 18th century and the first half of the 19th; but they survived the strain, and during the latter part of the 19th century rapidly recovered ground. The Capuchins still keep up their missionary work, and with the exception of a midday nap, they spend their entire day searching for food.

Spaceman said...

******THIS IS A DRILL*******

Mayor: "The likelihood of graves means that we should reassess plans for this site so as to better honor and preserve the history of the men and women who died in the construction of a fort that helped save the Union," said Barry in the news release. "As we move forward, I want to see that whatever happens with the Greer Stadium site will honor that history, while bringing the community together around a shared vision. I have faith in the ability of all stakeholders to work together to identify and coalesce around this vision."

Developer to Mayor: We outa here


http://www.wsmv.com/story/37255838/developer-withdraws-from-greer-stadium-revitalization-project


******THIS IS A DRILL*******

Crimso said...

Glad none of my relatives are buried in Westhampton Cemetery in New York.

EDH said...

I've cued-up this CNN report from 2012: "Lost monkey roams Ikea"

Listen to what the Fred Armisen looking character says at the end.

Is there something about H+M and monkeys?

Angel-Dyne said...

lemondog citing Wiki:

The H&M Foundation is a non-profit foundation which was established in order to implement positive change and improve living standards, such as education for children, worldwide access to clean water, strengthening women on a global scale, and being environmentally aware. It is privately funded by the Persson Family, founders and owners of H&M. Since 2013, the Persson Family has made huge contributions to the foundation, donating SEK1.1 billion (US$154 million) to the H&M Foundation.

Swedish family company. It's not surprising to see earnest do-gooder, anti-racist Scandinavians wrong-foot themselves hilariously in pursuit of their earnest do-gooder ends.

Fabi said...

Amazon not hardest hit.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like South Africa will be Zimbabwe in about 25 years with such brilliant political leadership as Malema. Which if it happens would be a second example of a relatively well-developed former African colony turning back into a shithole within 2 generations of being turned back over to the native population. And South Africa may not even need a dictator to accomplish that ruin.

Angel-Dyne said...

Sorry, no pics at that link @9:28. Better visuals of anti-racist racial sensitivity.

Rusty said...

NOW I get it!
Inga thought she was insulting me by comparing me to a monkey.
Sorry sweetie. I've been insulted by much better people than you in much better ways.

South Africa? Wasn't the first heart transpalnt done in South Africa?
Sad.

Angel-Dyne said...

EDH @9:26:

Priceless.

mudpuppy said...

Why is it the people most ardent in telling us we all are a form of monkey are most strident when someone endorses their theory?

Fernandistein said...

mudpuppy said...
Why is it the people most ardent in telling us we all are a form of monkey are most strident when someone endorses their theory?


Black South African socialists are ardent about their monkeyness?

Daniel Jackson said...

Serious Shithole

mudpuppy said...

--Black South African socialists are ardent about their monkeyness?--

The left is generally quite ardent in its insistence we are Darwin's Naked Ape, as Desmond Morris put it.
Whatever the merits of the theory of evolution it seems a little undeniable it has given racists a great deal of fodder, and not fodder that is a particularly illogical extension of the theory.

Michael said...

At least they didn't burn down their liquor stores. Some have difficulty controlling their emotions and find that destroying what they could not themselves build or furnish is fulfilling.

FullMoon said...

Only someone totally non racist could make that ad with a black kid.

rcocean said...

Frankly, I'd love to go down to the local Macy's and push over a few clothes racks. Looks like fun!

I'm assuming $Billion dollar H&M can pay their employees a few dollars to put the clothes back up.

rcocean said...

BTW, for all you Dumbo Americans. South Africa's racial situation is NOTHING like the USA's.

But don't mind me.

n.n said...

This is what happens when the "Hamas" faction wins over the "Fatah" faction.

That said, South Africa after the left's abortion field decimated the native population, is a nation with a Progressive constitution that establishes diversity (e.g. racism, sexism), and selective-child as the highest laws of the land.

glenn said...

“Forget it Jake. It’s South Africa”

Kathryn51 said...

There is more to the H&M story, (courtesy of a January 9 FB post by the mother of a bi-racial child):

H&M apologi8zed (apparently on the ninth) for the monkey shirt because it was worn by a black child in the ad. ALSO in the ad was a little white girl wearing "Coolest Cracker in the Box" and a little brown boy wearing a "Coolest Bean in the Pot" shirt.

Silly Swedes - they should have shown the white child with the monkey shirt, the brown child with the cracker shirt and the black child with the bean shirt.

Mac McConnell said...

South Africa is a shit hole, it's a place where the President has the right to rape young women when he visits villages.

The Cracker Emcee Activist said...

“Only someone totally non racist could make that ad with a black kid.”

Don’t know if you’re being sarcastic or not but that’s actually true. They’re marketing to Africans in Africa, for crying out loud. So you have Black Africans insisting that Black Africans treat each other with the same veiled condescension that liberal White people are required to show to Black Africans. It’s beyond irony. The Left has been wildly successful at ensuring that Black folks miss the boat.

robother said...

And all the monkeys aren't in a zoo
Every day you meet quite a few
So you see it's all up to you
You can be better than you are
You could be swinging on a star

William said...

Kids look like little monkeys. The exception is black children. They are loaded with gravitas and dignity and look like miniature Thurgood Marshalls.......If the white people of America are responsible for Trump, why aren't the black people of Africa responsible for Zumba, Mugabe and Kenyatta. These leaders are responsible for rhetoric and predations far worse than anything attributed to Trump. I long to live in a world where black people take offense at the crimes of black leaders.

Jim at said...

Soon Leftists will start political killings.

"Start? What am I? Chopped liver?" - James Hodgkinson

The Cracker Emcee Activist said...

Hilarious that the NYT’s article studiously avoids any mention of looting. Yep, I’m sure the protesters just “marched” through the stores. Like Sherman through Georgia.

The Cracker Emcee Activist said...

A great opportunity for merchandising research. What wasn’t stolen?

Owen said...

"Disrespect Rally at H&M! Be There, People! And Bring a Shopping Cart!"

Jupiter said...

Blogger Gahrie said...
"You live in a lawless third world shithole that is the rape capital of the world and a shirt is your biggest problem?"

It's the only problem they have, that they have any hope of solving by themselves.

n.n said...

South Africa is a shithole forced by a shitshow consummated under a Progressive constitution that established Pro-Choice as its Church, diversity as its tradition, and congruence as its ideology.

Tim said...

"dignity", yessir, they've got it.

Rick said...

We cannot allow the humiliation of black people to continue... No one should make jokes about the dignity of black people."


Viral video of blacks rampaging stores won't do much for the dignity of black people. White left wingers refusing to join blacks in disgracing themselves is white privilege. You ought to be embarrassed.

JMS said...

JaimeRoberto at 8:51 said:
I have a dream that one day black kids and white kids can both be called monkeys without incident.

This isn’t about monkeys. Last week my nephew posted on Facebook a photo of his two-month-old, blonde-haired son with the caption “I love this little monkey.” I think he got 200 likes. I have to assume that black fathers also call their young sons monkeys as a term of endearment. No, this is about people who are perpetually outraged and constantly looking for something to be outraged about.

Kevin said...

I have a dream that one day black kids and white kids can both be called monkeys without incident.

I have a dream that one day rich white people will loot black communities in outrage, so black people will not have to do all the work themselves.

Kevin said...

Just to be clear, black people can never be the coolest monkeys in the jungle?

Because that clearly sounds racist.

n said...

Dad was raised in Wisconsin’s northwoods. He’s a sportsman through and through. In middle age, he and mom traveled to Africa a number of times on safari. He bagged countless trophies over the years but was insistent that he’d never shoot a primate because, “they look too much like me.” He’s an old white guy. I got my monkey mien from him. His pungent opinions on Mugabe’s Zimbabwe make Trump’s comments sound positively presidential.

Steven said...

So, they decided the best way to defend the dignity of black people against being compared to monkeys was to go ape and start monkey-wrenching?

n.n said...

This isn’t about monkeys.

This is about two things. One, revenue generation by the diversity racket. Two, shopping day for their thugs. Both happen on a regular basis and on demand in America, too. Although, in the Progressive country of South Africa, redistributive and retributive change are a constitutional right, and perhaps rite.

n.n said...

defend the dignity of black people against being compared to monkeys was to go ape

It seems that many and perhaps most black people do not welcome their appointed "minority" representation and the singular tactics of the diversity racket.

LordSomber said...

Steven said...
So, they decided the best way to defend the dignity of black people against being compared to monkeys was to go ape and start monkey-wrenching?


Don't forget "going bananas."

Etienne said...
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Lucien said...

I lived in an African sh*thole for several years and South Africa used to be my oasis - the place my family went when we couldn't take the sh*ttiness of our home any more. A few observations:

- Multiple "colored" South Africans (part-black and part-white/non-black), after a few meetings, told us quietly that they thought things were better under apartheid.
- Some black South Africans told us something similar - along the lines that while the whites treated them badly under apartheid, at least they treated all blacks the same (badly) and weren't corrupt.
- No white South Africans ever told us things were better under apartheid, no matter how well we knew them. Make of that what you will.
- Over multiple years of visiting, we witnessed the apartheid-era and Nelson Mandela-era infrastructure crumble and degrade in front of our eyes.
- As far as I can tell, Nelson Mandela really held things together post-apartheid. He had a wisdom and understanding that few people other than George Washington had at their nation's founding. Unfortunately, he didn't benefit from the "bench" that Washington had, and those that followed Mandela quickly reverted to the African kleptocratic norm.
- After once considering South Africa a possible place to retire, we are now guessing that it's going to be the next Zimbabwe. Zuma is just the tip of the iceberg.

Ray said...

Lucien - thanks for the information. Sad on what SA is becoming.

Daniel Jackson said...

Over at the Professor's favorite blog, Bruce Bawer has posted the following world map to clarify for us all areas of the world that are really NOT shitholes; but, worse: https://static.pjmedia.com/trending/user-content/51/files/2018/01/MAP2.jpg

There are a few omissions, however, it is a good representation nevertheless

sodal ye said...

Blogger Daniel Jackson said...
Over at the Professor's favorite blog, Bruce Bawer has posted the following world map to clarify for us all areas of the world that are really NOT shitholes; but, worse: https://static.pjmedia.com/trending/user-content/51/files/2018/01/MAP2.jpg
...
He hasn’t travelled much, he’s tagged less than half of them, and missed the biggest of them all entirely. But, frequently shitholes are very beautiful, and despite being shitholes frequently they have more socially effective values than we have. Like family. buwaya will confirm. Africa excluded however.

I Have Misplaced My Pants said...

despite being shitholes frequently they have more socially effective values than we have. Like family.

The shitholey part of my city (and it most assuredly is a shithole) is full of people who value family so much that there is next to zero disapproval of irresponsible family making which is one of the hallmarks and greatest perpetuating factors of an American shithole. It's not at all unusual for a girl in her late teens to have a couple of kids. Huge resistance to birth control because apathy and also "We're Catholic; we can't use birth control and we love babies and families!" So much that they fornicate to make them and then raise them among drugs and violence in shitty Section 8 apartments. And those in that culture think that's just super great. Because MI FAMILIA!

Michael McNeil said...

A South African Facebook friend whom I’ve known for many years through “hi-IQ” circles posted this last year:

“I love all the money saving tips being bandied about at the moment as inflation skyrockets. These are probably useful for people who have jobs. Unfortunately the apartheid laws here prevent many white people from getting work of any kind no matter how skilled they might be. Elon Musk for example would probably be sleeping under a bridge if he was still living here. Right now, I am also officially unemployed with absolutely no way of ever getting a job here again as I too am classed as being a white person. At my age (early 60s) this is a slow death sentence. Isn't freedom fun?”

James Pawlak said...

The RINO columnist of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel recently proclaimed that the USA need more "African" immigrants. Perhaps he would sponsor and take-in some of those noted in this report.

Rick said...

- Multiple "colored" South Africans (part-black and part-white/non-black), after a few meetings, told us quietly that they thought things were better under apartheid.

Revenge is a shitty governing philosophy. Unfortunately the American left seems determined to enable it here.

Bill R said...

How to be a profitable political party.

1. Find a pretext to be "offended"
2. Have your followers loot a selected victim
3. Call up other businesses and claim to be "offended" by something else. Demand money.
4. Go to step 3 or, if needed, step 1.
5. Rinse and repeat.

Char Char Binks said...

I would never joke about the dignity of black people or, generally, other things that don't exist.

Unknown said...

Today I learned that African Africans behave a lot like African Americans.

Char Char Binks said...

Unk, maybe it's just S. Africans (the S stands for shithole) who live in areas with sizable numbers of whites, and feel oppressed by being so dark in comparison.

Etienne said...

In America, they won't let white Africans call themselves African Americans.

mikee said...

I've come here not to make jokes about the dignity of black people who riot over words printed on kids' clothing. The joke's on them, already, and they don't even recognize it.