This Ellen DeGeneres Gap Kids ad is being called racist and here's why

The only black girl featured in the ad is used as "armrest"

Published April 5, 2016 2:00PM (EDT)

Gap Kids released their latest ad campaign featuring Ellen DeGeneres and the pre-teen dance group Le Petit Cirque. However the the only African-American girl featured in the ad photo is used as "armrest" to one of her white dance members. The ad sparked a mixed reaction on social media raising the question if the photo was an example of passive racism or a bad public relations mistake by Gap. Watch.

By Patrice Waite

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