Why is the Gap Kids ad causing controversy?

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Is this a racist ad? Not to me read the linked story.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/why-backlash-to-this-racist-gap-ad-is-complicated_us_57027254e4b0daf53af01148

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  • Orange  On April 6, 2016 at 9:44 pm

    Who are you and what have you done with the real Joni Reynolds? I know this was written by an impostor because Reynolds finds racism in anything and everything.

    • musesofamom  On April 6, 2016 at 10:37 pm

      It is me and no I don’t see racism in everything but when I do I will write about it.

  • elvagreen123  On April 7, 2016 at 6:07 am

    I am African-American and I do not find the ad racist, but looking at the picture I figured out what was causing the stir before I read what was causing the stir. Given the climate today, a picture of a White girl resting her arm on a Black girls head could be seen as racist by some black people, rather than as just a taller person resting their arm on a shorter person as I might do while taking a picture next to someone shorter that I was, especially if I thought it would make the picture get a laugh. But since the treatment of Black Citizens is such a primary concern right now, those in the advertising business need to stand back and take a good look at what is going on around them .Or maybe they can’t. Maybe the makers of this ad just cannot see what I saw. Maybe the uproar will make them sit up and truly pay attention.

  • elogam  On April 7, 2016 at 6:16 am

    This is only racist to those who are LOOKING hard to find racism. Sadly, they go through life missing out because they are too intent to find what is wrong, and not what is right.

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