If you’ve been following diversity news recently, you may have heard about the controversial new ad for Ellen DeGeneres’ GapKids x ED collaboration. The ad features four young girls modeling GapKids’ clothes, but what has people up in arms is the way the models are posed. Many people are reacting to the way one of the older girls has her arm propped up on the black girl’s head in the photo.
meet the kids who are proving that girls can do anything.
— GapKids (@GapKids) April 2, 2016
UPDATE: As of April 7th, GapKids pulled the controversial ad after critics said the ad sent a message of “passive racism.” Gap also publicly apologized to critics on Monday. Read the full article here.
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