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John McCain’s son to the ‘ignorant racists’ criticizing an Old Navy ad with an interracial couple: ‘Eat it’

Sen. John McCain’s son, Jack, had a blunt assessment of the people criticizing an Old Navy ad featuring an interracial couple: “Ignorant racists.”

The controversy began when the low-price fashion chain tweeted an ad on Friday featuring a good-looking, adorably dressed couple with their “child.” Dad’s white, and mom’s black.

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Predictably, there was nasty backlash on Twitter. And then backlash to the backlash.

Which is where Jack McCain came in. The fifth of the Arizona Republican’s seven children, Jack McCain is a Navy lieutenant and helicopter pilot — and he’s married to a black woman, Air Force Reserve Capt. Renee Swift. “To the people upset about the #OldNavy ‘Scandal’ of an a picture of a mixed race marriage, eat it,” he tweeted on Monday, along with a picture of the couple in military uniforms.

McCain was only one of many people responding to the ad by posting pictures of their own mixed-race families.

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