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Gap Pulls 'Racist' Ad

Apparel manufacturer Gap has pulled an advertisement after critics claimed the ad was racially insensitive.

Here’s a picture of the ad:

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The kids in the ad are from the group “Le Petit Cirque,” which is described as an “all-kid humanitarian cirque company.”

The ad was tweeted out with the caption: “Meet the kids who are proving that girls can do anything.”

The reaction was swift.

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After the social media complaints, Gap pulled the ad and apologized to those who had taken offense.

“As a brand with a proud 46 year history of championing diversity and inclusivity, we appreciate the conversation that has taken place and are sorry to anyone we’ve offended,” Gap spokeswoman Debbie Felix said in a statement, Fortune reported.

So what do you think? Is the ad racist?