TD Bank accidentally puts up what is being interpreted as a racist ad

TD Bank had an ad up at one of their locations in Back Bay that people are interpreting as taking aim at residents of Dorchester. People claim it was highly insensitive of the bank to single out Dorchester and not say another neighborhood like Southie or Beacon Hill. Even Mayor Marty Walsh, who is from Dorchester, found the ad by TD Bank, to be highly insensitive and spoke out on it saying: “It appears to be really insulting and I have a problem with that. I’m a Dorchester resident, I grew up and lived there. There are many people from Dorchester. I’m not sure what the mindset behind it is. But, TD Bank has questions they need to answer to me and to the City of Boston.”

 

TD Bank has since removed their ad and put out a statement that the Boston Herald obtained, apologizing for the "insensitive ad": “We are sorry that an ad that appeared in one of our stores was insensitive to the Dorchester community. The ad, which was removed today, does not reflect our core values around diversity and inclusion.”

Do you think this was racist, prejudice, or insensitive of TD Bank to put out this ad or are people overreacting?

 

-Producer Lightning

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