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The mother of the five years of H&M model caught up in a racism row has told the BBC that his family has moved away from home in Sweden for “reasons of security.”
Last week, the photos of Liam Handle in the modeling of a more “cool monkey of the jungle” hoodie went viral, with social media users accusing H&M of racism.
Many were angered when the mother of Liam Terry Shank defended the brand and told people to stop “crying wolf.”
In South Africa, the demonstrators destroyed shops H&M on the pictures.
Despite the reaction it has faced, Terry Mango still does not believe that H&M had a racist agenda.
“I respect other people’s opinion on the subject. I know that racism exists, but the t-shirt I speak of racism? No, No,” she told the BBC Outside Source.H&M stores from the recycle more ‘racist’ sweatshirt with hoodRappers The Weeknd and G-Eazy end of H&M partnershipsH&M apologizes over ‘racist’ modelling campaign
Despite the fact that the Lady of Mango has been the victim of racism and acknowledge that it is a big problem, has been attacked by other blacks for not condemning H&M.
“I [am] a selling to them, I [am] a shame for the black and african-american. I sold my child for money,” he told the BBC Outside Source.
The family moved from their home in Stockholm following “security concerns” Mrs Mango added.
Despite the fact that she did not give details about the reasons of security, Ms. Mango said the attacks in H&M stores in and around Johannesburg, were one of the reasons for the move.
The protests, which took place on Saturday, were organized by the radical Economic Freedom Fighters ‘ party (EFF).
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Video footage showed the demonstrators of trashing displays, kicking the clothes rails and pushing of the mannequins, while the police used rubber bullets to disperse them.
His was not the only sign of protest.
In the midst of calls for a global boycott of H&M, the musicians of The Weeknd and G-Eazy have cut ties with the company, with the former saying that the announcement made him feel “surprised and embarrassed”.
Despite the crisis, Liam Mango is still a stranger.
“He has no idea what is going on, he’s only five… Liam has not experienced [racism however], the” Lady of Mango, he said. “I just wanted him to innocence.”