GAP did an ad campaign with a youth performing group, along with Ellen Degeneres’ brand ED. The photos for the ad are epic, but some liberal sissy found something to complain about. Check it out.
Clothing retailer Gap Kids pulled an ad after some said the images projected “passive racism” — but others thought the issue was blown way out of proportion.
In the new ad, which was made to promote a collaboration between Gap and Ellen Degeneres’ lifestyle brand ED, a 12-year-old girl from a youth performance group is seen resting her arm on a fellow group member, an 8-year-old black girl, who also happens to be her adopted sister.
meet the kids who are proving that girls can do anything.
— GapKids (@GapKids) April 2, 2016
According to critics, the photo offers a message of “passive racism.”
“@GapKids proving girls can do anything… unless she’s Black,” one person tweeted. “Then all she can do is bear the weight of White girls.”
Another tweeted the brand, saying, “@GapKids the best way to lose the black demographic. Making your only black model an armrest.”
But after receiving so much criticism, the clothing brand apologized for its “racist” ad.
“As a brand with a proud 46-year history of championing diversity and inclusivity, we appreciate the conversation that has taken place and are sorry to anyone we’ve offended,” a Gap spokeswoman said in a statement.
@TheRoot girl with arm resting on her shoulder is her sister She didn't talk in video because she was 2 shy. everyone needs to calm down.
— Brooke Smith (@Iam_BrookeSmith) April 3, 2016