I’m not a big shopper, so I don’t generally pay much attention to department store advertisements. So I didn’t pay much attention to the lovely couple pictured above because they are actors and because the company (Macy’s) is obviously trying to get me to shop. Nice try. Still not working.
This ad, though, is worth a second look: not because of the ad itself but because of the reaction it engendered. It is 2016, people, and yet we still have ugly racists calling black people names and insinuating (no, flat-out stating) that black people are sub-human. It’s sickening and disgusting. If you can read this $h!t and still tell me that racism isn’t an issue, I don’t even know what to say to you, except maybe you should extract your head from whatever orifice you’ve buried it in?
If you want to read the comments, you’ll have to go to the article: Racist Trolls Tear Apart Macy’s Ad. I can’t bear to post them here.