April 07, 2016

Social Justice Warriors fuel racial tensions on Twitter over GapKids ad

Brian LilleyArchive

We used to see racism in separate water fountains, segregated schools, and lack of job opportunities due to the colour of people’s skin. Now, some people see racism in an ad for a clothing line that is actually meant to empower girls.

Have a look at this ad and tell me if you can see what is so racist about this photograph.

If you’re normal, probably nothing. But if you’re an outraged social justice warrior type you saw it right away.

A white girl leaning on a black girl caused a rush to social media to express outrage and gin up controversy with the assistance of the media echo chamber.

It happened on Twitter after Gap Kids pushed out their new “ED” line, clothes developed along with Ellen Degeneres with funds to be donated to a girl’s charity.

It was a good news story that went bad with outrage so strong that ultra PC GAP felt it wasn’t worth it so they pulled the photos down. The campaign will continue as will the charity dedicated to economic literacy for girls but the ad with cute girls hamming it up for the camera, won’t.

If you think I’m exaggerating, watch my video to see the social media barrage Gap faced.

I get why Gap shut it down. They’re in the clothing business and don’t want controversy. They were trying to promote a positive initiative and instead were smeared with one of the worst claims that you can face; racism. But was this racism?

No. The two girls at the centre of the controversy are sisters and part of a group called Le Petit Cirque. Founder of the group, Nathalie Yves Gaulthier, says they’re saddened by this. In a statement on the group’s website Gaulthier writes:

“The child in the ad is not an "armrest," she's the other girl's little sister, they are a very close family. The child is a very young Jr member with Le PeTiT CiRqUe®, a humanitarian cirque company, and therefore a wee shyer than the more seasoned older outgoing girls.”

Maybe I’ll never fully understand race issues in America but I do know if we want to get to a point where race doesn’t matter, jumping to conclusions based on a photo of strangers we know nothing about, won’t help.

Social justice warriors say they want to end racism but their actions do the opposite.

Martin Luther King Jr. was right when he said people should be judged by the content of their character, not the colour of their skin but social justice warriors do the opposite.

Their backwards thinking and perpetual outrage will keep racial tensions high rather than bring people together.

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commented 2016-04-08 14:18:08 -0400
Why couldnt chicken shit GAP stand up and blow these asshole SJW jerks out of the water and fight like HOBBY LOBBY had to when they had the birth control issue. Keep cowtowing to the lefty kooks and voila, no world worth living in. Of course the reverse color code on the add from the year before was never put under the microscope and ranted on. What a bunch of LEFT WING idiots. HYPOCRACY of the left is neverending and so common in most of their doctrine. Now they have ruined it for these kids who were just having fun being kids and making an add. Well done gutless PC GAP. BLM can join Occupy the Shithouse!! Shut the door and throw away the key.
commented 2016-04-08 07:30:43 -0400
It’s easily solved…just use white people in your ads.
commented 2016-04-08 07:27:16 -0400
In order for some accusation of racism to be established, someone had to establish some distinction between the four children in the photo. In other words, differentiate by some criteria. That differentiation ,if based on race or color in todays world is usually called “profiling”. Those who profile other people are called bigots or racists ,homophobes etc. and in this case it was the so called Justice Warriors that did the profiling, hence they are the racists.
The words of the Reverend Martin Luther King “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character”.
For those that see four beautiful children in the photo, they are living and actualizing Reverend King’s dream. Those that see a black child and manufacture some slight or malice should study the word’s and find inspiration and wisdom in King’s oration and mend their ways.
commented 2016-04-08 01:59:55 -0400
Pretty soon, ads will need to have a disclaimer on them that state that the ad was approved by Black Lives Matter and other special interest groups.
commented 2016-04-08 00:41:31 -0400
For once, ONCE, I agree with you.
commented 2016-04-08 00:36:23 -0400
Peter Netterville there is an earlier ad with a black girl doing the same to a white girl like climatefallacy links to below, not a peep on that one of course.
commented 2016-04-07 21:57:19 -0400
I thought they thought it was racist because there was only one white girl. These people really go out of their way to blame things.
commented 2016-04-07 21:53:40 -0400
Why is NO one screaming racism about the bacon commercial you know the dump white guy builds the shelving unit for the brown guy because the white guy is simple. If this were reversed they would be screaming at the top of their lungs
commented 2016-04-07 20:33:17 -0400
@ Joe Nobdy
sargon and milo yiannopoulos are the ultimate anti-sjws. I never miss an installment. very empowering stuff.
commented 2016-04-07 20:27:52 -0400
I thought the contrasting sizes was kinda cute.
anything to be mad about…I guess.
get a life!
commented 2016-04-07 19:45:36 -0400
Social Justice- spin doctors, just want to increase racism by creating it out of nothing.
commented 2016-04-07 19:29:05 -0400
Sisters. Bet the SJW idiots didn’t see that one coming. Cute photo btw. These little girls will have more common sense than the idiots finding fault with every little thing they see in the world.
commented 2016-04-07 19:14:45 -0400
Children must think adult Liberals are fucked.

commented 2016-04-07 18:09:44 -0400
I guess I am blind because I missed it completely – all I saw was kids in kids clothing.

Then again, I am not one to note kids and their differences – all I usually see is kids.
commented 2016-04-07 17:56:51 -0400
If there was a black girl leaning on a short white girl, there would have been no noise from the socialist warriors at all.
commented 2016-04-07 17:43:18 -0400
Just curious Brian Lilley, but you don’t happen to browse /r/sargonofakkad do you?
commented 2016-04-07 17:20:30 -0400
It’s a good thing that the sjw’s have such big mouths, so that they can fit both feet in there.