Models In “Controversial” Old Navy Ad Speak Out

The Internet was up in arms about an Old Navy ad for their new #ThankYou campaign, which features models posing as an interracial couple. Yeah, we don’t see the problem either.

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The models in the ad, Clay Pollioni and Grace Mahary, expressed their extremely positive feelings towards being included in a campaign that celebrates love and the nation’s diversity on their personal Instagram pages.

In light of the controversy revolving around my pretend family… I am proud to be representing interracial love, multiculturalism, and most importantly, a mentality that supports opportunity for all ethnicities. Thanks @oldnavy 🙆🏾 #lovewins #hatefreezone 💛” 26-year-old Mahary wrote, while Pollioni penned, “I’m extremely proud to have taken part in a campaign that not only celebrates our nation’s diversity, but also unites families with multicultural backgrounds and promotes love of all kinds!
#LoveWins Thank you @oldnavy.”

The Internet’s racists reared their ugly heads when the campaign ad was released, claiming Old Navy promotes “miscegenation” and “white genocide.”

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