Manchester United forward Romelu Lukaku, on Tuesday January 9, lashed back at a controversial advert of a black child wearing a hoodie with a racist inscription
- The star posted a photoshopped H&M advert and replaced the racist slur with 'Black is beautiful'
- Celebrities and people from all over the world took to social media to protest over the controversial advert
Earlier this week, social media was sparked to life following the exposure of a controversial H&M advertisement that had a black child wearing a hoodie, with the inscription ‘coolest monkey in the jungle’.
Manchester United star Romelu Lukaku, showed his support by posting the same image of the boy with a phrase that read 'black is beautiful', calling the young black child in the advert a prince soon to be a king.
“You’re prince soon to be a king Don’t let anybody tell you different ... #blackexcellence " the united forward said.
The advert kicked up a mighty storm on social media with people from all over the world and high profile celebrities having their say on the issue.
The ad kicked up a mighty storm on social media with people from all over the world and high profile celebrities having their say on the issue. Photo:twitter/R.Lukaku
NBA superstar Lebron James, also threw his weight on the campaign against the tasteless advert calling the young a boy a future king and ruler of the world.
"Enough about y'all and more of what I see when I look at this photo. I see a Young King!! The ruler of the world, an untouchable Force that can never be denied!" Lebron said.
NBA superstar Lebron James, also threw his weight on the campaign against the tasteless ad calling the young a boy a future king and ruler of the world. Photo:hdnux.com
"We as African Americans will always have to break barriers, prove people wrong and work even harder to prove we belong," the NBA superstar went on.
Man Utd striker Romelu Lukaku hits back at H&M 'racist' hoodie advert. Photo:twitter/R.Lukaku