Taco Bell apologizes for commercial some viewers called racist

Taco Bell apologizes for commercial some viewers called racist
Taco Bell apologized for an ad that many found to be racially insensitive. Image Source: YouTube.

Taco Bell apologized for what many perceived as a racist commercial and edited out the offending scene where a white man throws a piece of trash at a black lady who is taking her child for a stroll.

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Taco Bell released a statement apologizing for the commercial, saying, “We had no intention of upsetting anyone with this ad and apologize to anyone who was offended. We immediately re-edited the commercial and removed the original version from the air.”

According to AgencySpy, the commercial was accidentally released.

A Deutsch ad for Taco Bell’s Naked Chicken Chalupa was initially released in two versions, one of which found the brand receiving some criticism for perceived racial insensitivity. A tipster claims that the agency re-edited the offending footage, but a network mistakenly ran the initial version at least once … and from there it spread across social media.

The old version can still be seen on YouTube.

And here’s the edited version.

[H/T: Fortune]

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