State Farm Ad Receives Major Backlash For Featuring Interracial Couple

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Just when you thought we’ve progressed enough as a nation to see the issue with racism, something always knocks us back down to the chilling, prejudiced reality.

The Internet is going crazy over the latest State Farm ad, which shows a Black man giving a wedding ring 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.

Racist Twitter users went in on the stock photo used by State Farm, saying things like:

Who said yes?💍Cheers to the newly engaged this holiday season! Be sure to ! http://st8.fm/Bling pic.twitter.com/nUOcAVvq7J

@StateFarm what the hell are you doing? This is disgusting and nobody wants to see this

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:

Who said yes?💍Cheers to the newly engaged this holiday season! Be sure to ! http://st8.fm/Bling pic.twitter.com/nUOcAVvq7J

Hey @StateFarm, my interracial family thanks you for being willing to showcase diverse love! and yes, too 😊 pic.twitter.com/N1TnUwwfBg

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