Old Navy Receives Backlash Over Interracial Ad

By Sherley Boursiquot
Sherley Boursiquot
Sherley Boursiquot
May 2, 2016 Updated: May 5, 2016

On April 29 clothing retailer Old Navy took to Twitter and tweeted about a 30% off sale for Old Navy shoppers’ who signed up for the company’s newsletter with an ad featuring an interracial family.

But instead of people getting excited over the sale, they focused their attention elsewhere … the interracial couple and their child.

However, despite the backlashes Old Navy faced Friday, they had some supporters as well. 

Model Grace Mahary—the woman featured in the ad—also took to Instagram yesterday to give her take on the controversial ad.  

“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,” she wrote.