The Internet is going crazy over the latest State Farm ad, which shows a Black man proposing to a White woman. The ad prompted viewers to protect their wedding jewelry with State Farm insurance, but people weren’t talking about insurance protection after viewing the viral commercial.
Who said yes?Cheers to the newly engaged this holiday season! Be sure to #ProtectTheBling! https://t.co/XG807VEWaH pic.twitter.com/nUOcAVvq7J
— State Farm (@StateFarm) December 21, 2016
Racist Twitter users went in on the stock photo used by State Farm, saying things like:
@StateFarm In 4 years: pic.twitter.com/cJGC8d1qvB
— Zorost (@Zorost1588) December 24, 2016
@StateFarm what the hell are you doing? This is disgusting and nobody wants to see this
— Bran mak Morn (@mc_morn) December 24, 2016
Although some users went so far as to threaten to boycott the agency over the photo, there were also people who supported the message of the pic:
Hey @StateFarm, my interracial family thanks you for being willing to showcase diverse love! #LoveWins and yes, #ProtectTheBling too pic.twitter.com/N1TnUwwfBg
— Khary Penebaker (@kharyp) December 24, 2016
The controversial photo was posted on December 21st and already has over 7.5K retweets and likes.
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