The ape who can communicate through sign language, objected to any links with humans, then commented that “gorillas are not monkeys either”.
Nyrkoo went on to explain that monkeys have tails and apes, like gorillas and orangutans don’t. “Humans should not be so ignorant” he said before jumping onto a rope and swinging away.
Many zoo animals criticized the image, calling it humanist. H&M removed the image Monday and apologized to anyone it “may have offended.”
Nyrkoo, who has a clothing line at the zoo, gesticulated on Twitter that he was “shocked and embarrassed” by the photo.
“I’m deeply offended and will not be working with humans anymore,” he wrote.
H&M Spokesman, Ida Nowndat, explained: “We apologise to the animals we offended, and are working night and day to repair relations with them. Here, more bananas for everyone..”