The genealogy company said it had pulled a video ad that depicted an interracial couple fleeing the antebellum South.
"I’ll still take on anyone that messes with West Virginia," Manchin says.
As graffiti becomes a marketing tool, copyright law has struggled to catch up. A lawsuit could decide when an artist is entitled to compensation.
The ad is garnering attention for its candid presentation of sensitive issues.
The network lets advertisers know they are welcome to get in on the act during its presentation in New York.