Recently, Swedish clothing retailer H&M stirred fierce backlash from Chinese netizens, The fashion retailer said it was “deeply concerned by reports from civil society organisations and media that include accusations of forced labour” in Xinjiang, The company said it did not source products from there. The Chinese netizens were furious saying “H&M and its allies are back-stabbers” after resurfaced comments, reportedly from last year.
The controversy follows a similar backlash against Global sportsware brands Nike and Adidas, the brands pledged to not source cotton from Xinjiang and they share a common NGO Organization by the name of BCI (Better Cotton Initiative) as well as the same stance with H&M.
A hashtag “I support Xinjing cotton”on weibo has chalked up more than 6 billion views. Apparently one of the hashtag named “the Chinese market does not welcome malicious back-stabbers” has become a trending topic, it seems like a tailor-maid slogan for H&M and brands alike. Now H&M disappeared from major Chinese shopping sites and mapping apps after the controversy went rival.
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