The parents of five-year-old Liam Mango were recently guest on an overseas morning show and explained that they didn’t see an issue and that all of the controversy caught them off guard.

His mother explained that although she’s been called a monkey as a racial slur during a cruise vacation, she didn’t think of the clothing as racist but as just another modeling gig.

Liam (who is utterly adorable) is a bit shy but made an appearance himself. Press play.