Can you tell what’s racist about the image above? Allow me to explain. You see the black girl is nothing more than an arm rest for the white girl. That’s the latest outrage from the left.
The photo was part of an ad for the Gap but they’ve pulled it and apologized. Ace of Spades says it’s “Because They’re Weak and Stupid and Have Been Scared By People Who Are Even Weaker and Stupider” and he’s right.
USA Today reports:
Gap apologizes for racially insensitive ad
Clothing retailer Gap apologized on Tuesday after receiving criticism that an ad for the company’s children’s clothing line was racially insensitive.
The ad featured four members of the Le Petit Cirque group, an “all-kid humanitarian cirque company,” comprised of performers ages 5 to 14. In the ad, an older white girl rests her elbow on top of a young black girl’s head, while two other white girls hold poses.
Gap tweeted the photo on April 2 with the caption, “Meet the kids who are proving that girls can do anything.” While the ad was supposed to be empowering, many noted on social media that the black girl was being used as a “prop” or a piece of furniture.
— E. Tammy Kim 김태미 (@etammykim) April 5, 2016
@GapKids now come the black girl didn’t get any talk time/air time? Just a group photo and half a second when we saw her side
— Rachael (@rae_muk) April 3, 2016
— mb (@MonaB2010) April 3, 2016
— Luke (@lukemort) April 3, 2016
Kristen West Savali of The Root noted that the “ad is what happens when black faces appear, but no black voices are at the table.”
Following the backlash on social media, Gap replaced the image and apologized to those who were offended.
“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,” Gap spokeswoman Debbie Felix said in a statement,Fortune reported.
Some people have pointed to another GAP ad which doesn’t fit the new narrative:
— Khristy (@khristykline) April 5, 2016
The good news is that all of this will be forgotten in a week when the outrage brigade has found a new nontroversy to be angry about.
That’s the world we live in now.
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