Rachel Dolezal Tries To Capitalize Off Of H&M’s Racist Ad With Her Own ‘Protest’ Hoodie, Just Makes Everything Worse

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Rachel Dolezal wants to cash in on that racial controversy, too!

The woman who attempted to blur the lines in racial identity is now selling “protest” hoodies to counter H&M‘s “Coolest Monkey in the Jungle” hoodie that went viral for the wrong reasons.

That’s right, Dolezal is once again trying to profit off of black pain — specifically, her son’s!

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Because her own son was called a monkey in school, the former NAACP chapter president thought the hoodie could use some positive re-imagining… though many felt Dolezal’s upgraded graphic was just as tone-deaf as the original.

Dolezal promoted the “protest” hoodie on her Instagram page, sharing a picture of a green hoodie that looks similar to H&M’s widely-criticized version. But instead of “Coolest Monkey in the Jungle,” an ugly font reads, “Coolest Prince in the Hood”:

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Sure, she could’ve went with “Coolest Prince on the Block” or “Coolest Prince in the Kingdom” — but no, she thought “Hood” was be the best option to counter racial insensitivity.

After commenters voiced outrage over her choice of words, Dolezal changed it up to a less stereotypical phrase that read, “Coolest Prince on the Planet”:

Even with less offensive wording, commenters failed to see how a shitty sweatshirt would benefit the greater community — especially when Dolezal made it clear on her website that profits wouldn’t be going to a worthy cause (like the NAACP), but “directly to providing for the 3 coolest princes in my household (my 3 black sons).”

At least she’s upfront about it?

Needless to say, Twitter was not here for the clueless “protest” merch that no one asked for — see some funny reactions (below).

Oof. Sit down, Rachel, you’re done here.

[Image via Instagram.]

Jan 11, 2018 12:07pm PDT

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