Leftist Group Pulls Anti-Gillespie Ad After NY Terrorist Attack, But...

ola olugbemi | November 1, 2017
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In one fell swoop, the Latino Victory Fund faced the reality of life in today's America, as their narrative of white male predators on minority children burned away in a flash of unsettling irony and terrible timing.

LVF, the group behind the Anti-Gillespie ad featuring a white man driving a truck on a mission to run over minority children, has taken down their ad in the wake of yesterday’s  terrorist attack in New York... committed by a Muslim immigrant driving a truck.

The ad has gotten very critical feedback by those on both the left and the right who say that their ad was in very poor taste.

The Richmond Times Dispatch reported that while Democratic candidate Ralph Northam’s campaign did not rebuke the ad outright, or ask LVF to remove the ad, they believed that LVF’s decision to take down the ad was the right thing to do.

Nonetheless, LVF’s President, Cristóbal J. Alex, issued a statement about the ad’s removal:

We knew our ad would ruffle feathers. We held a mirror up to the Republican Party, and they don’t like what they see. We have decided to pull our ad at this time. Given recent events, we will be placing other powerful ads into rotation that highlight the reasons we need to elect progressive leaders in Virginia.

However, many Latino users on Twitter have disavowed LVF’s ad altogether, saying that the ad actually does minority communities a disservice.

This last one has to sting.


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