Insurance giant State Farm is facing racist backlash on social media over a new ad featuring an interracial couple.
One of the company’s latest advertisements promoting their property insurance offerings features a Black man down on one knee proposing to a White woman in what appears to be a home bedroom.
Despite the fact that State Farm almost always features a diverse range of people in both their print and television ads, this particular one was instantly met with a barrage of racially charged criticism from a host of racist trolls when the company posted the ad to their Twitter account just a few days before Christmas.
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However, the bogus responses were soon met with replies from others on social media who made notice of the inaccuracies in the tweets and even took the opposite approach, thanking State Farm for showcasing diversity in their ads.