The internet is widely divided over whether or not this H&M ad should be considered racist or not. Whatever side you land on, at the very LEAST it's a wildly unfortunate oversight by H&M's marketing department.
Artist 'The Weekend' tweeted that he was ending all association with the clothing line after he saw the advertisement. A move that will surely hurt H&M's bottom line.
Taylor Swift just can't keep her hands to herself.
Singer Abel Tesfaye, better known as the Weeknd, says that when he first met Swift she kept "petting" his hair.
He described the bizarre encounter with Taylor Swift in Rolling Stone:
"But the whole time she was talking," he says, "she was kind of, like, petting my hair? I think she was just drawn to it — she must have been a little gone off a few drinks. And of course I'm not going to be like, 'Hey, can you stop?' I mean, it felt good! But when she started petting my hair, that's when I was like, 'I definitely need a drink.'"
For those clueless individuals out there, touching a black person's hair is normally a cultural no-no. And it really doesn't help Swift's image when she also makes music videos like this.