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Gap Pulls Ad for Being ‘Racially Insensitive’

Gap Pulls Ad for Being ‘Racially Insensitive’

In the future, everything will be racist for 15 minutes. Oh wait, that’s now.

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.

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:

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.

Featured image is a screen cap from Twitter.

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Gap Lives Matter!

Liberals’ emotional development stops at JHS level and stays there. I learned to move past real or imagined “insults” while in grade school. Adults do not blame others for their own psychological issues.

I see a young black girl in the center of the photo wearing the brightest color. I think she got top billing and should feel great about it.

Tell these neurotic jerks to pack sand and grow up if they can.

It is stupid stuff like whining about some “lack of sensitivity” that makes people immune to real instances of racism. Apparently these SJWs never read about the boy who cried “wolf” too often. I guess that story was only read in privileged white homes.

legacyrepublican | April 7, 2016 at 9:40 am

How very prophetic that the left dismisses the very girl who proclaims love is at the center of all action.

I Cor 13 — “If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but do not have love, I have become a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.”

Turns out the girls in the original ad were sisters. Didn’t realize siblings teasing each other was a race thing. But in the Obama Era of Racial Justice, I guess everything is.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2016/04/06/gap-sorry-for-offensive-ad-that-made-young-black-girl-seem-like-a-prop-to-some/

    Milwaukee in reply to Leslie Eastman. | April 7, 2016 at 10:39 pm

    Absolutely spot on, typical sibling behavior. What older sibling hasn’t tried to pull that kind of crap. The problem might be that too many of the social justice warriors are from social warrior families, which had one “TOKEN” child. Not because the parents loved each other so much that they wanted to create more life, which would resemble their spouse. Rather, I suspect, they had one child to prove they could do it, to punch their parent ticket. That is so sibling.

    I am glad that I am not the hole that these protesting piles of shit fell out of.

The US has become a secular version of Iran. In place of Imams and morality police patrolling the streets, we have Progressive academics and their fascist goons patrolling our thoughts, speech and expressions for cultural and PC blasphemy.

Oh please. Look at the body posture of the two girls in the center of the picture… hips angled towards each other, leaning against each other… to me it says these two girls are very comfortable with each other.

Well, since conservatives are paying for liberals’ education, mortgages, health care bills, police protection, military, etc this kind of thing is all they really have to be upset about.

I’m going shopping at the GAP … do they carry white robes and cone hats ?

many noted on social media that the black girl was being used as a “prop” or a piece of furniture.

It’s an ad. They’re ALL props.

    TX-rifraph in reply to malclave. | April 7, 2016 at 1:14 pm

    Yes, they are models. The SJW just took away a wonderful event for this girl and her family. How proud she must have been for 5 minutes till the SJW assault on her life. So ends her modeling. The SJWs are the ones using these girls as props for their own “look how great I am” grandstanding. The left destroys and harms and they are proud of it.

Henry Hawkins | April 7, 2016 at 12:10 pm

How could they possibly miss the fact that using blue and pink clothing only perpetuates gender stereotypes? BOYCOTT.

It’s high time that people in the perpetual outrage industry get over themselves. Everything they do offends me!

I’ve observed that people who have responded to the original GAP picture negatively tend to be the garden variety SJW. Look at the first twitter profile, E. Tammy Kim.

Her twitter bio states she’s a soon-to-be writer for the New Yorker, focusing on “labor, poverty, art and culture and E. Asia.” It then links back to her past affiliations, one being a women’s non-profit with #feminism and another serving the poor urban residents.

The way I perceive the original picture, if I’m mentally forced to look for “unconscious prejudices” is that people who aren’t tall are being mistreated, if we want to call it that. It’s the same with the second GAP picture where the shorter (white) girl is being leaned on by a taller (black) girl.

Now, I want to go back to Ms. Kim: She’s a Yale graduate who holds a JD from NYU Law. I mention this because this is the typical education path that garden variety leftist take that go on to write for publication like The NYer or WashPo. I sense that her beliefs were never vetted by herself nor by anyone who surrounded her during her time at Yale and NYU.

Such institutions of higher learning are happily producing the Kim’s of the world.

They won’t change until the corporations stand up to them and tell them to shut up.
Meanwhile though we’d like sjw’s to grow up, their tactics are working unfortunately. Which means we’ll continue to see manufactured outrage.

The “black holes” controversy revisited.

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