GapKids apologises after ad of a little girl used as an armrest is branded racist

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GapKids apologises after ad of a little girl used as an armrest is branded racist

An ad campaign for Ellen Degeneres’ GapKids clothing line, called GapKids x ED, recently drew flak because of perceived racist undertones.

The photo in question features four girls from the pre-teen dance group Le Petit Cirque striking impressive, acrobatic poses – except for one black girl, who’s seemingly being used as an armrest by one of the white models.

People have also pointed out her passivity in both the photo and accompanying video, making it look like she’s only a prop.

But there’s a twist to the story: the two girls at the centre of the controversy are adoptive sisters! Their mum, Brooke Smith of Grey’s Anatomy, said her black daughter was “quiet&#…

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