People Are Upset With Gap For Featuring A Black Model As An « Armrest » In An Ad

Some are saying the ad is a form of passive racism.

On Saturday, the @GapKids Twitter account posted a photo of an ad campaign featuring young girls.

On Saturday, the @GapKids Twitter account posted a photo of an ad campaign featuring young girls.

Twitter / Via Twitter: @GapKids

Some of the models featured in the ad are from La Petit Cirque, an all-kid humanitarian aerial arts troupe. The campaign, a partnership between Gap Kids and Ellen Degeneres, is meant to « empower girls, » the troupe said on Facebook.

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In one photo, the other models are seen posing for the camera, but the only black model in the picture is shown as an apparent prop for another model’s arm.

In one photo, the other models are seen posing for the camera, but the only black model in the picture is shown as an apparent prop for another model's arm.

Twitter / Via Twitter: @GapKids

Folks took to Twitter to express their dissatisfaction with that particular photo.

Folks took to Twitter to express their dissatisfaction with that particular photo.

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