Ancestry.com Pulls Tone-Deaf Ad That Romanticizes Why Black Americans Have White Lineage

The spot doesn't take enslavement and rape into account

The ad from Anomaly imagines a white gentleman trying to convince a black woman to run away with him. Ancestry.com

It’s just another day in advertising and another example of a tone-deaf ad that likely would have never been approved had there been more people of color with significant sway on the matter.

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@kitten_mouse lindsay.rittenhouse@adweek.com Lindsay Rittenhouse is a staff writer at Adweek, where she specializes in covering the world of agencies and their clients.
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