Facebook has removed a poster board advertisement for ‘the Real Housewife of Orange City’ after it was shared hundreds of times on its social media pages.

The ad was posted by a member of the Orange County Council who wanted to promote the campaign of Orange Is the New Black actress Laverne Cox, who stars in the series.

“A lot of people have shared it and it’s been trending for the last couple of weeks,” the member said.

“The idea behind it was to promote people that are in Orange County and to encourage people to get involved with it.”

The council’s poster board featured a poster with a caption of “The Real housewives of OC” alongside a picture of Cox.

“The Real is the Real, it’s a word, it is an opinion,” the poster read.

“Orange County is the real.

This is the Orange City, this is the county that has always been known for its rich history and great restaurants.”

In a statement, Facebook said: “We’re very sorry for the post, which was not intended to be malicious.”

We have removed the post and are working with the council to ensure the poster board is reinstated.

“A spokesperson for the Orange Office of Tourism and Community Development said: “[Facebook] took down the post when it was flagged by our staff.

They are investigating how they could have possibly been identified, but there is no evidence of any inappropriate activity.””

We have a very open, transparent and safe community that welcomes everybody, and we don’t want to be a victim of anything.”