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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.

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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