Friday, April 29, 2016

White girls must not be portrayed as taller than black girls

Social media users are accusing Gap of passive racism because of an image where a tall white girl rests her arm on the head of a shorter black girl. Video provided by Newsy Newslook

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.

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.

But while many condemned the ad, others on social media questioned whether people were reading too far into the ad.

Filmmaker Mathew A. Cherry pointed out that Gap used a similar pose in 2015, but with a black girl resting her arm on a younger white girl's head.



Anonymous said...

How utterly ridiculous. Some blacks work much too hard at "being black".

Anonymous said...

What a load of PC bullshit. If as reported the ad was shown in reverse last year then all criticism is bullshit. The left just can't leave their baggage at home when they go online. Perhaps it is time to shut down social media because it has become too socialist and PC?

Anonymous said...

"Older white girls must not be portrayed as taller than younger black girls". Fixed it for ya.

Bird of Paradise said...

Stupid.stupid,stupid social media idiots need to go soak their heads and quit their stupid whining

Use the Name, Luke said...

Leftist Dictionary entry:

Microaggression: A claim of racism applied to photos, speech, or other communications which are race neutral or oppose racism.

Birdzilla said...

TREE SITTING FOR DUMMIES since you would have to be totaly stupid to sit in a f tree for a long period of time

Anonymous said...

Damn whitey trying to keep that black girl down.

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