May 9, 2016 – The reality-challenged might have to start dressing somewhere other than Old Navy. The discount retailer pushed way back against racist comments aimed at the company’s most recent promotional effort. Their online ad features an interracial couple and their biracial offspring happily promoting a price markdown on purchases.
Pew Research Center findings indicate that 12 percent of US newlyweds in 2013 married someone of a different race with same-sex couples representing an even larger portion of diverse families.
Clay Pollioni, one of the models featured in the ad took to social media to voice his feelings about being in the center of the controversial promo: “I’m extremely proud to have taken part in a campaign that not only celebrates our nation’s diversity, but also unites families with multicultural backgrounds and promotes love of all of kinds!”
Was the internet blowback over the Old Navy ad Funny or Offensive? VOTE and COMMENT now…