Coca-Cola and Barry county are among the advertisers on Facebook advertising pages that have featured controversial content.
On Tuesday, the Coca-cola company was the target of a Facebook ad campaign featuring an image of a Confederate battle flag and the hashtag 2020, which translates to “All Lives Matter.”
The caption read, “All lives matter.”
The advertisement featured a shot of a woman holding a baby with the caption, “In 2016, my baby was murdered by the KKK.
The KKK murdered my baby.
It hurts so much.
All Lives Matter!”
Another image showed the message, “I hope you’re watching this.
I’m watching you,” and an image from a video of a white supremacist holding a gun to his head.
The video posted to the Barry County page was viewed more than 12,000 times and shared more than 4,500 times.
The post read, In 2016, I was at the center of a terrible tragedy when my son was shot by a racist.
It took me over a year to come to terms with what happened.
I cried for two years.
I was so angry.
It broke my heart.
I never wanted to see it again.
But the pain and the rage, it made me cry even harder.
It has always been my intention to never ever let hate go unchecked and to use it to fight injustice and racism, and the message I wanted to send was clear: No matter how big or small or where you are, no matter how many times you’ve been hurt, no one deserves to be murdered.
This post was updated to include comment from Coca-COLA.