GAP Nips Racist Graffiti Problem in the Bud

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By Patrick Coffee Comment

Here’s a good example of a brand that’s on point on social.

A couple of straight-up racists tagged this GAP ad featuring a Sikh Indian actor in a New York subway station, changing the line “Make Love” to “Make Bombs” and adding “Stop driving cabs” just to be extra dickish.

Lawyer and writer Arsalan Ifthikar saw it, photographed it and encouraged his 36,000 followers to share it; the image quickly went viral.

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Less than 24 hours later, the GAP responded on Twitter:

Not only did the company jump on the problem pretty quickly; they also changed their background pic to the ad itself as if to say “what was that, again?”

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Did they have to do it? Nope. But the move won them a lot of good press over the past two days. Nice work.

(H/T AdFreak)