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Diddy offers young model who H&M called a Monkey Million dollar modeling contact with Sean John

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Jan 08 2018
 

The fashion giant H&M is currently under a massive firestorm. Earlier today they posted a picture which showed a young black model wearing a sweater which read “Coolest Monkey in the Jungle”. Maybe H&M didnt understand the magnitude of this and it was a honest mistake, but man they dropped the ball.

They have been under so much backlash that they deleted it from their site and now have lost one of their biggest models in “The Weeknd”. The Weeknd posted on his verified twitter account that he will no longer be working with H&M who releases a line specifically designed by him.

In the wake of all this Diddy posted a picture of the same young black model with the caption reading “Coolest King in the world”. Reports are Diddy reached out to the kid and offered him a Million dollar deal to sign with Sean John. No word yet on if he accpeted, but if so this is so awesome by Diddy and another reason why he is probably the greatest to ever do it

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54 thoughts on “Diddy offers young model who H&M called a Monkey Million dollar modeling contact with Sean John

  1. Good move. Whoever was responsible for wardrobe should have known better than to feature that sweat top with that wording on that handsome model. They should suffer the consequences as well. Unprofessionalism at its best.

    1. I wish they would just stop saying H&M didn’t understand or didn’t know what they were doing when they put that sweatshirt on that young man they knew it they just didn’t expect the consequences that follow behind it’s a money-grubbing industry and that’s all that worried about is making a buck

      1. Hey,
        Have you think maybe the parents doesn’t read English to know what’s on the sweatshirt. Stop blaming the parents please.

    1. Exactly I don’t think Diddy should of offered that much because his parents didn’t care because it was PROBABLY all about the fame and money.

    2. Maybe the parents were strapped for money and knew it wasn’t right, but had no other choice. We don’t know why people make crazy or stupid decisions. I felt the same way as u, until someone brought this to my attention.

    3. Stop saying that its the parents fault. My child models for H&M and the parents are in a parents lounge for majority of the shoot per the photographers request. The parents wouldn’t have saw these shots until everyone else. We are not in the editing room or anything during a shoot. So know what your talking about before you post.

      1. Exactly, it’s crazy how people with little or no modeling experience, know so much about the industry, parents do not select the wardrobe of the models

      2. YES – often parents are kept out of the room. I know this because even at dance class, they don’t want parents in the room. Kids act differetly when parents are around!

      3. I don’t understand this. After all we know about the industry, I don’t think I could accept that anyone is going to be with my child alone.

      4. Then maybe you should be for more than seeing what your child is wearing. Who’s to say that your child wouldn’t been touched inappropriately or wearing something close to being naked.

    4. I understand your point of view. As a father of two, I also feel ashamed of what that kid parents did however, one should understand that there are millions of people in this world desperate to put something on the table to eat. That may be the case..we never know

    5. The parents didnt know ge would be put in a hoodie calling him a monkey tho…its a difference they agreed to him being a model they have no say so in the wardrobe

  2. I wish they would just stop saying H&M didn’t understand or didn’t know what they were doing when they put that sweatshirt on that young man they knew it they just didn’t expect the consequences that follow behind it’s a money-grubbing industry and that’s all that worried about is making a buck

  3. I modeled too for several years however I was not wearing anything, any pictures posted or anything else concerning me as a child was not printed unless my parents seen it. It didn’t matter if they was shuffled off to a room or not. Everything with me on it or in it was reviewed. That practice was followed myself when I was an adult. NO EXCUSES for either the parents or company that allowed thid.

    1. If you modeled for several years (in PRINT) then you also understand that in PRINT especially with kids most a shot in a solid shirt and then images, logos and saying are added AFTER in post production. Some of these clothes come in a million different colors and styles. Brands dont have the time or money to pay a model to sit through that many changes ESPECIALLY a kid. This kid was more then likely shot in a solid green hoodie and the text was added later in photoshop. I know this because my kid is also an actress and model and has worked on print campaigns just like this.

  4. I think this is a reflection of what is out there for us as Afro American to explore in the area of not only modeling, but acting and other art forms. There so few jobs that many time a job becomes just a job and not a reason to promote one’s views on social issues. We need more people and companies to promote us in a positive way so any job we take will be seen as a thing. Hey Oprah, M Jordan and others who have the power to hire and promote like Diddy. Much respect to Diddy.

  5. I think this is a reflection of what is out there for us as Afro American to explore in the area of not only modeling, but acting and other art forms. There so few jobs that many time a job becomes just a job and not a reason to promote one’s views on social issues. We need more people and companies to promote us in a positive way so any job we take will be seen as a good thing. Hey Oprah, M Jordan and others who have the power to hire and promote like Diddy. Much respect to Diddy

  6. His mother said she allowed it because she didn’t see anything wrong with it. She didn’t see anything wrong with it because she is not from the u.s.a.

  7. I am SOOOOO sick of people blaming the parents so let me give you the low down on how this REALLY works.

    In PRINT modeling especially with kids most kids are shot in a solid shirt and then images, logos and saying are added AFTER in post production. Some of these clothes come in a million different colors and styles. Brands don’t have the time or money to pay a model to sit through that many changes ESPECIALLY a kid. This kid was more then likely shot in a solid green hoodie and the text was added later in photoshop. I know this because my kid is also an actress and model and has worked on print campaigns just like this.

  8. What I don’t understand is how the Weekend is offended when we NEVER seen him with a black woman, like he woke up “Pro”, but it like your entire career has been “Anti”

  9. when there is a shooting with a kid or a model, usually they take so many different pictures during all the day with so many different clothes. And parents are not in the studio with the photographer. So before saying any comments regarding the responsibility of the parents , please think twice

  10. The parents need to just stop being in the parent lounge. Start asking questions. I bet they knew when that check was coming and I guess that all that matters. Typical mellinium parents. You gotta ask what your children will be doing. What if they were modeling with and animal or anything. The ad is unwanted.

  11. From what I read they are from Sweden N she is ok with all that is going on….SAID WE HERE SHOULD GET OVER IT..I think Diddy needs to take his offer back cause that good with this…I don’t need you…

    1. Exactly. This was an ad made and printed in Sweden for a Swedish audience. They do not have the same associations with certain terms that we do here. It wasn’t the shirt that was offensive but the context, and the context is completely different in another country.

  12. That’s MY concern… the discernment of his parents. If Diddy DOES extend a contract, put the money in a trust fund for the child. Keep the parents away from it…

  13. I didn’t feel it was right, but I’d the parents aren’t uoset, why should we be. I’m sure they saw sweatshirt before pic was taken and knew he would be wearing it for the shoot

  14. I didn’t feel it was right, but if the parents aren’t upset, why should we be. I’m sure they saw sweatshirt before pic was taken and knew he would be wearing it for the shoot

  15. Whatever! Diddy made a choice to do it bc he can and you haters stop hating. Shorty got paid to be the king he is! Thanks P Diddy you rock! Congrats parents your son rocks too!

  16. Whatever! Diddy made a choice to do it bc he can and you haters stop hating. Shorty got paid to be the king he is! Thanks P Diddy you rock! Congrats parents your son rocks too!

  17. I dont give a rats ass if Jesus himself came down from heaven, and approved it , its degrading and down right ignorant period ,now do you approve this message

  18. Listen who cares? The sweater was a bad choice. Dirty have the kid some money to model his clothes. Problem solved. Now if you wanna help stop buying H and M. Simple

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