Racist trolls threatened to boycott retail clothing giant- Old Navy for advertising their sales event titled #ThankYouEvent with an interracial couple. It seems social media has now given Internet trolls new ways to attack brands whenever they issue an ad that they deem “offensive” or don’t like. However, Old Navy stood by their ad.
Old Navy issued a statement they emailed to Fortune which read in part..
“We are a brand with a proud history of championing diversity and inclusion. At Old Navy, everyone is welcome,” said Debbie Felix, Old Navy spokesperson.
One twitter user called the ad “miscegenation junk” and said he’d “never step in an Old Navy store again.”
Another compared it to “pedophilia acceptance propaganda.” amongst other hateful insults.
But a lot of people supported Old Navy by posting photos of their own interracial families.