THE Sainsbury’s Christmas advert – which features two children from Swindon – has been criticised online for portraying an all-black family.

Malakhai, 11 and Shannel, eight, from Freshbrook, feature in the advert. Their mum Natasha Mushonga responded to the backlash.

She said: “It hurts that people think that the colour of your skin determines what type of Christmas you should have.

“There are three adverts to show diversity but you can’t win with these people.

I don’t think they wanted it to be about colour diversity. If the advert of another race makes you not want to shop there, well okay then, bye. It’s just sad and unnecessary.

“It’s racism so you learn to live with it. People should learn to love each other.

“I feel bad for them that they actually have the time to sit on a computer and post that about an advert.

"I’m glad Shannel doesn’t know because she cant search for it but Malakhai can because he is in secondary school.