Gap accused of “racist” ad; Man self-identifies as mythical creature (with video)

Gap accused of “racist” ad; Man self-identifies as mythical creature (with video)

Emma Cummins, Editorial Page Editor

After transitioning to a female in 1998, Richard Hernandez is transitioning into a dragon. Hernandez at one point self identified as a woman, and now self identifies as a dragon. He has undergone major surgical procedures such as cutting off his ears and nose, eye colouring and tooth extraction. Hernandez has also a variety of tattoos to mimic the scales of a dragon and surgically implanted horns.

 

In other news, Gap has recently come under fire after tweeting images on Monday in which three white girls and one black girl stand in a line. The issue of contention for many people is that one white girl rests her arm on the black girl. Gap tweeted the ad with the caption, “Meet the girls who are proving they can do anything.” Some claimed that the ad stereotypically portrayed black people in America. It has now been revealed that the two girls in question are actually adopted sisters. Despite this, Gap took the ad down and apologized for causing offense.

 

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