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Petition filed against Target over white "Annie" ads

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Thousands have filed a petition against retailer Target for a clothing line based on the new movie "Annie." The petition on Change.org wants the store to replace their in-store ads because some have a white girl wearing an "Annie" dress, but in the new movie Annie is played by a black girl, Quvenzhane Wallis. The petition notes that the ads don't encourage young black girls who want to become actors. Target, on the other hand, says the ads running online and in stores feature girls of various ethnicities, and that the clothing was released on a limited basis and will be out of Target stores by the start of January.

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