Ancestry.com has pulled an ad after the company was blasted by critics on social media depicting slavery as a romanticized adventure.
“Abigail, we can escape to the North. There’s a place we can be together — across the border.”
The ad 30-second spot titled “Inseparable,” shows a white man and a Black woman in Civil War clothing, with soft music in the background. The man offers the woman what appears to be a ring.
The commercial aired earlier this month in Canada, and after several complaints, Ancestry pulled the commercials and issued an apology.
Ancestry.Com Criticized for Ad Romanticizing Slavery was originally published on foxync.com