Target’s ‘Annie’ ads stir up controversy

December 30, 2014 7:36 PM

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Target’s recent “Annie”-themed ads and in-store displays are causing a stir because they feature a young white girl as the model as opposed to an African-American model, or Quvenzhané Wallis, the African-American actress starring in the “Annie” remake currently in theaters.

LaSean Rinique told Yahoo she launched a petition after her daughter, an “Annie” fan, noticed that the girl in the ads sporting Annie’s signature red dress and locket was white, unlike Wallis, who appears alongside Jamie Foxx in the movie remake.

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