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Amateur Photoshop Artist Shows Ellen DeGeneres The Way

The controversial ad
The controversial ad

NEW YORK, New York (The Adobo Chronicles, Washington Bureau) – Talk Show host Ellen DeGeneres’ clothing line, GapKids X ED, is all about encouraging children to embrace what makes them unique. But it’s that “empowerment” aspect of the brand’s campaigns that left many confused by the most recent photos posted to GapKids’ Twitter account on Saturday.

One photo showed two white children doing acrobatic moves while a third, older white child leans her arm on the black child seen in the ad. Many people on Twitter took issue with the tweet, which reads “meet the kids who are proving that girls can do anything.” Many thought the photo had some “racist” overtones.

Upon learning of the criticism, DeGeneres immediately fired the advertising agency for her clothing line and asked an amateur photoshop artist to revise the ad.  Here is what the artist came up with.  DeGeneres reportedly really, really liked it!

The photoshopped, revised ad
The photoshopped, revised ad



The Manskirt by Kanye West
The Manskirt by Kanye West

NEW YORK, New York (The Adobo Chronicles) – In an effort to repair his image resulting from his shenanigans on live television awards shows– including the last Grammys — rapper Kanye West, a.k.a. Mr. Kim Kardashian, is throwing his money and artistic skills into the world of fashion.

West has just launched his own new clothing line for men which will be distrbuted exclusively by the GAP store. The new line is called ‘Bridging The GAP by West.’

For his signature design, West has introduced the Manskirt, inspired by the Scottish kilt. He describes it as the “ultimate comfort in men’s wear, symbolic of the equality between the sexes.”

“The time has come for real men like myself to be comfortable in wearing women’s skirt,” West said.

The Manskirt comes in black or white and is made from 500-thread, 100% cotton, for $199. The bottom half of the long sleeves can come off to convert into short sleeves, ideal for the hot summer months.

A fake fur version can be special ordered for $399.


annieMinneapolis, Minnesota (The Adobo Chronicles) – Target, one of the nation’s big box stores, just launched a new girls’ clothing line that it is calling Annie for Target.

The launch was perfectly timed with the showing of the film, Annie in theaters nationwide.  The film stars black actress Quvenzhané Wallis in the title role.

In celebration of the iconic story, Target partnered with Sony Pictures’ “Annie” costume designer, Renée Ehrlich Kalfus, on a collection of girl’s apparel and accessories that captures the essence of the movie’s spirited characters.

There was one big problem:  all the models used in the Target ads were white.

There is speculation on social media that Target refused to use black models for fear that its clothing line will not be patronized by consumers who are upset that the film stars a black instead of Caucasian actress.

Although the Annie character is fictitious, many Americans had always envisioned a white girl playing the role, just like on Broadway and in musical theaters worldwide.

In a statement issued today, Target said “this is not about race” as it prepared to launch another clothing line for adult women, Selma for Target. Its promo ads also features all Caucasian women, and is being launched in connection with the current theater run of another film, Selma, about the legendary Martin Luther King.