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Hip hop has had its icons, but probably few have yielded more power in

recent years than Chance the Rapper. He has stood up for better education,

especially in his native state of Illinois, and is often not afraid to call

it like he sees it. Today it was revealed that the Heineken beer brand has

pulled an ad after the rapper called it “terribly racist.” According to the

Huffington Post, the ad shows a bartender sliding a bottle of the beer past

several Black people to a fair skinned woman while the words “Sometimes,

lighter is better” are flashed on the screen. “While we feel the ad is

referencing our Heineken Light beer, we missed the mark, are taking the

feedback to heart and will use this to influence future campaigns,” a

Heineken spokesperson told Newsweek, touting the company’s history of diverse

marketing http://www.newsweek.com/chance-rapper-heineken-ad-860345. The

ad has been pulled from television

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/nbcblk/heineken-removes-lighter-better-ad-following-online-backlash-n860166

and

YouTube, reports NBC News. Chance the Rapper on Sunday called attention to

the ad. “I think some companies are purposely putting out noticeably racist

ads so they can get more views,” Chance tweeted. The rapper added that he

wasn’t calling for a boycott but was pointing out how often it happens.