Clothing line controversy after monkey’s body is matched with African-American boy’s face


The controversial combination seen in a photo uploaded to Twitter Wednesday has prompted a quick defense by the company, Just Add A Kid, which is chalking it up as ‘a total misunderstanding.’


BY SASHA GOLDSTEIN , NINA GOLGOWSKI NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Wednesday, July 9, 2014, 9:23 PM

 

A children’s clothing line is coming under fire after a T-shirt featuring a monkey’s body was paired with a cardboard cutout showing an African-American boy’s face.

The controversial combination seen in a photo uploaded to Twitter Wednesday is now creating ire and has prompted a quick defense by the company, Just Add A Kid, which is chalking it up as “a total misunderstanding.”

“We are looking into all the situations that occurred around this little incident,” company co-creator Lowell Cohen told the Daily News by phone. “We’re looking at the vendor, we’re speaking to our employees.”

The T-shirts designed by the clothing line feature cartoon character bodies ranging from surfers, cowboys, princesses, angels and various animals and occupations.

Clothing company, Just Add A Kid, features various cartoon bodies that in their displays are paired with various ethnicities.
Clothing company, Just Add A Kid, features various cartoon bodies that in their displays are paired with various ethnicities.

 

 

It appears to ultimately be each vendor’s decision in how they pair the cardboard faces — featuring various ethnicities — to the designs.

“Our designs feature multicultural skin tones and appropriately matching header cards (to) showcase children of the world,” the company posted on Twitter Wednesday.

Just Add A Kid is one of the lines owned by the San Diego-based Thanks a Million, Cohen said.
 http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/kids-clothing-line-fire-monkey-t-shirt-article-1.1861138


One thought on “Clothing line controversy after monkey’s body is matched with African-American boy’s face

  • July 10, 2014 at 8:26 am
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    That’s just out right insane .Some people are just the most , hateful and racist group of people on the earth .

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