People Are Not Happy With These "Whitewashed" Annie Ads

December 31, 2014 2:01 AM

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People Are Not Happy With These "Whitewashed" Annie Ads

In-store ads for the new Annie For Target line of kids' clothes have sparked a controversy, with some accusing the retailer of "whitewashing" the campaign by using white models, when the re-released film stars an African-American Annie. On December 29, a petition was created, asking Target to remove the offending materials and apologize to the film's star, Quvenzhané Wallis.

"In the current stench of racism and division amongst Americans, why would Target singlehandedly disrespect Quvenzhané Wallis and add more pain to injury as it relates to race relations? [...] Your recent Annie ads and in-store displays depicts a misleading depiction of the movie as it shows a [Cauc...

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