By the end of the day, that’s a lie.
In the ad, an older woman, wearing a yellow coat and white tie, asks, “What’s wrong with being able to see your best friends?”
The ad ends with the narrator explaining, “If you think that being able only to see friends is bad, I’ll tell you something you won’t believe.
The best part is, you won’nt have to worry about seeing your best friend’s family, friends, or any of the other people you love!”
The ad, which is available for purchase on billboard.com, has received strong backlash from viewers and critics.
One user wrote, “A white woman claiming to be a friend, telling people they’re going to see her parents, and claiming that they can’t have any contact with her parents because of the fact that they are white.”
Another called the ad “racist” and “unbelievable.”
“I have to say, it’s kind of sick,” another commenter wrote.
“How could anyone think this ad is ok?”
While the ad has garnered negative backlash, its creators say they didn’t intend to be insensitive or mean.
They say they thought about it carefully before putting the ad up and that they didn’ t want to “offend” anyone, since they thought the ad would “open up a conversation” about racism in America.
The campaign has generated strong reactions from people online and on social media.
On Monday, a user on Twitter called the campaign racist and said it showed how “white people feel about racism.”
A Facebook group called “A Black Friend, A White Friend” has received more than 50,000 likes.
“It’s a little late to be apologizing for a racist ad, but it’s clear that these ad-makers are not the kind of people that are supposed to be helping us to understand racism,” one commenter wrote on Facebook.
“And that is not okay.”