Former civil rights activist and former Africana studies instructor Rachel Dolezal is making headlines for all the wrong reasons – again. The ex-president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) chapter in Spokane, Washington is trying to cash-in on the H&M drama.
In a since-deleted Instagram post, Dolezal reportedly put together a protest hoodie aimed at clothing line H&M which reads “Coolest Prince in the Hood.”
Rachel Dolezal is now selling “protest” hoodies to counter H&M’s “Coolest Monkey in the Jungle” hoodie that went viral for all the wrong reasons. And it’s because her own son was called a monkey in school. Or because she wants to make a fast buck. Dolezal, a formerly Caucasian woman (JFC do I have to spell our s-a-r-c-a-s-m here?), never fails when it comes to attempting to make a profit from black pain. But not everyone is pleased with Dolezal’s choice of words on the hoodie. (The Grape Vine)
TSR STAFF: Avah Taylor @avah_taylor ________________________________________ #Roomies, 2018 just started and #RachelDolezal is already out here doing the most. This time, she's selling a "protest" hoodie to counter H&M's racist ad depicting a black child model wearing a "Coolest Monkey In The Jungle" hoodie. Instead, her version says "Coolest Prince In the Hood." _________________________________________ In a now-deleted Instagram post, Rachel explained her motives, claiming she "had to" do it because her son was called a "monkey" in the second grade. ____________________________________________ "After educating the school officials about the historical context of the slur & demanding they operate under a zero tolerance policy for this type of harassment, the student was suspended," she wrote. "But, due to his parents being "offended" that he was disciplined for calling my son a racial slur, they pulled him from public school and homeschooled him." She continued, "This hits home with many of us moms, I'm sure… So, I spent today designing this new hoodie that my little son will be wearing with pride." __________________________________________ But after getting dragged on social media, Rachel changed the slogan to "Coolest Prince In The World." And just in case anyone was wondering, she says all proceeds from the sales of the "protest" hoodie will— read more at TheShadeRoom.com!
In the deleted IG post, Dolezal claimed the motivation came from her son getting called a monkey in school.
The infamous imposter, made internet famous for trying to pass her life off as a Black woman, is selling a hoodie in response to the scandal surrounding H&Ms tone-deaf ad that featured an adorable Black boy in a sweatshirt that says “Coolest Monkey in the Jungle.” “I had to… because my son was called a ‘monkey’ in second grade, and I remember going to the principal about it. After educating the school officials about the historical context of the slur & demanding they operate under a zero tolerance policy for this type of harassment, the student was suspended. But, due to his parents being ‘offended’ that he was disciplined for calling my son a racial slur, they pulled him from public school and homeschooled him,” she posted. (The Grio)
Dolezal has since come forward to share an updated version of her hoodie which replaces the word “hood” with “planet.”
Final version. (World just sounded kind of corny, so I changed it to Planet)… Sent to printer's. Facts: 1) Printed at local woman-of-color-owned shop. 2) Pre-order price is $1 less than cost. 3) I'm doing this for the Cause, so if you don't like it then do your own thing (& let me know what you're doing so I can support!) Link in bio. #goodvibesonly #hoodieseason #forthekids ✊🏽✅
In response to the H&M drama, music mogul Diddy is reportedly trying to land the ousted child model a million dollar deal.
P Diddy has seemingly responded to the whirlwind of controversy sparked by the H&M ad which features a black child wearing a jumper with the slogan ‘Coolest monkey in the jungle.’ It’s thought that he’s planning on hiring the little lad to model for his own brand, Sean John. It’s even thought there’s a $1mil contract on the table. There’s no word yet if the lad has accepted, and Diddy’s people refused to comment when approached by Metro.co.uk, but it would certainly be one heck of an outcome to the sh*tstorm caused by the controversy. (Metro UK)
Some reports claim H&M model Nicki Minaj has distanced herself from the company.
Nicki Minaj is in the hot seat after H&M, who she collaborated with in December for a holiday fashion line, came under fire for a racially insensitive image of a black boy wearing a sweater with the word “monkey.” Though Minaj hasn’t publicly spoken out against H&M, she has deleted every sponsored Instagram post promoting her fashion line with the company. Fans were quick to notice the deleted posts, which many considered as an indicator of Minaj’s opinion of the backlash. (Yahoo! Lifestyle)