The Democratic National Committee was criticized online Monday night for publishing a graphic which seemingly portrayed Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) as Caucasian.
The Republican 2016 presidential contender is of Cuban descent, but an image posted to the DNC's official Twitter account featured him with white skin.
The graphic was an attack on Rubio and displayed the Florida senator's presidential campaign as a supposed app available for download.
"DO NOT DOWNLOAD," the DNC warned.
DO NOT DOWNLOAD. https://t.co/tee0FppvVe— The Democrats (@The Democrats)1446511678.0
The graphic also featured supposed reviews on Rubio.
"He sells himself as a candidate of the future, but there aren't any new features in this campaign," one read.
Immediately after tweeting the graphic, the DNC was met with criticism.
"Why did you make Rubio white?" one tweet said.
"Why is Marco Rubio the skin color of all your candidates in this graphic?" another asked.
.@TheDemocrats Why is Marco Rubio the skin color of all your candidates in this graphic?— Stephen L. Miller (@Stephen L. Miller)1446511874.0
"Is that Marco Rubio or Martin O'Malley," yet another asked. "Asking for the unsure...."
Is that Marco Rubio or Martin O'Malley. Asking for the unsure.... https://t.co/t23zdMzwyj— Weasel Zippers (@Weasel Zippers)1446513195.0
A spokesperson for the Rubio campaign did not immediately respond for comment. A spokesperson for the DNC could not be reached.
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