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The mother of the boy featured in H&M race row advert has spoken out over the controversy and outraged backlash from offended celebrities and shoppers, saying people need to "get over it."

The little boy's mum Terry Mango posted a message on Facebook defending the H&M photo.

In a post shared on social media she wrote: "Am the mum and this is one of hundreds of outfits my son has modelled

"Stop crying wolf all the time. Unnecessary issue here… get over it."

“If I bought that jumper and put it on him and posted it on my pages, would that make me racist? I get pples opinion, but they are not mine,” she said.

She added, “Everyone is entitled to their opinion about this…I really don’t understand but not coz am choosing not to but because it’s not my way of thinking, sorry.”

H&M was forced to apologize on Monday for an ad featuring a black child in a "Coolest Monkey in the Jungle" sweatshirt. (H&M)

The mother said she was at the photo shoot when her son modeled the sweatshirt.

According to her Facebook page, Mango lives in Stockholm, Sweden, but is originally from Nairobi, Kenya.

A photo of an African boy and a gorilla by Yu Huiping in an exhibit in China that was removed after sparking accusations of racism. Photograph: Shanghaiist

Manchester United star Romelu Lukaku, basketball player LeBron James and music mogul P Diddy are among the celebrities who slammed H&M as shoppers called for a boycott of the chain. Meanwhile musician The Weeknd, who has collaborated and modelled for H&M decided to go a step further and said he was cutting all ties with the retailer.

The outrage prompted H&M to remove the image from its UK and US websites and to issue a statement saying it was 'deeply sorry'.

Twitter users called out the clothing advert, with many highlighting it for being unacceptable and even "racist."

Selene Arianela wrote: “This is inappropriate, offensive, and racist. Why is the white kid 'a jungle survivor' and the black kid the 'coolest monkey in the jungle'?

“How do you think this is okay? REMOVE this and the clothing piece. This is completely distasteful!”

My view: The hoodie with coolest monkey in the jungle wouldn't have provoked negative response from the public, if all the H&M models had the same inscription on their outfits, and it's a shame that the boy's mother is defending stupidity because of the income her son's modeling job generates, and she said, "I don't really understand and people should stop crying wolf", maybe she should ask H&M why they used only a black child for their 'monkey' AD campaign and the Chinese museum that compared black people with different animals Last year, and this year H&M decided to use only a black child to MODEL a BS OUTFIT and P Diddy should please give the $1million contract to someone from a family who really needs it and not to this arrogant mother.

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