John McCain's son Jack is clapping back at racists offended by Old Navy's interracial ad

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Old Navy ad with interracial family spurs controversy online

U.S. Navy Lt. Jack McCain, son of former Republican presidential candidate and Arizona Sen. John McCain, got personally involved Tuesday in an ugly Twitter war over an interracial couple recently featured in an Old Navy ad.

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McCain, whose spouse Air Force Reserve Capt. Renee Swift McCain is a black woman, responded to internet racists who felt the ad promoted "miscegenation" by posting photos of his very happy-looking marriage to Twitter.

McCain also mocked racists who insulted him for daring to post a photo of himself and his wife.

Swift McCain also posted her own image of her and her husband, saying they had "bought something" at the retail chain to support Old Navy's embrace of multiracial families.

Gallup polling shows a huge supermajority of Americans, 87%, support interracial marriage, while Pew studies have shown almost all young people see absolutely nothing wrong with it. So the McCains are in solid company, and the haters are just that.

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U.S. Republican presidential nominee Senator John McCain (R-AZ) gives a thumb up with his son Jack (R) at his side as he does a walk-through of the podium before his nighttime acceptance speech at the 2008 Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minnesota September 4, 2008. REUTERS/Jim Young (UNITED STATES) US PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION CAMPAIGN 2008 (USA))
UNITED STATES - MAY 22: Jack McCain, center, son of Senator John McCain, former U.S. presidential candidate, takes his oath during commencement exercises at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, U.S., on Friday, May 22, 2009. U.S. President Barack Obama promised the graduates in his commencement address that the U.S. military will get the support it needs to 'overcome the full spectrum of threats' facing the nation. (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Bloomberg via Getty Images)
U.S. Republican presidential nominee Senator John McCain (R-AZ) stands as his son Jack (L) casts his ballot while wife Cindy (C) and son Jimmy (3rd L) look at their polling place in Phoenix, November 4, 2008. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi (UNITED STATES) US PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION CAMPAIGN 2008 (USA)
PHOENIX - MAY 25: (L-R) U.S. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), U.S. Navy ensign Jack McCain and wife Cindy McCain attend the major league baseball game between the San Diego Padres and the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field on May 25, 2009 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Padres defeated the Diamondbacks 9-7. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
US President Barack Obama hugs John McCain IV, the son of US Senator John McCain, at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium during the graduation ceremony at the US Naval Academy May 22, 2009 in Annapolis, Maryland. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
Cindy McCain, wife of Republican presidential candidate John McCain, takes the stage with her family, including sons, Jack, right, and Jimmy, left, during the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minn., Thursday, Sept. 4, 2008. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., left, and his wife Cindy, walk with their son Jack after he graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., Friday, May 22, 2009. (AP Photo/Rob Carr)
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Senator John McCain (R-AZ) (2nd R), his sons Jimmy (R), Jack (L) and his wife Cindy board their campaign plane in St. Louis, Missouri bound for Mississippi, August 31, 2008. REUTERS/John Gress (UNITED STATES) US PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION CAMPAIGN 2008 (USA)
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