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'Racist' ad? Dove apologizes for images that caused social-media outcry
Pennlive.com ^ | October 8, 2017 | Steve Marroni

Posted on 10/08/2017 6:33:31 PM PDT by Rebelbase

A soap brand is apologizing for an advertisement that appears to show a black woman turning white after using their product.

"An image we recently posted on Facebook missed the mark in representing women of color thoughtfully," Dove brand wrote on Twitter. "We deeply regret the offense it caused."

The image has since been removed, but not before some users caught a screenshot.

(Excerpt) Read more at pennlive.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: ads; dove; oops; race; racism
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1 posted on 10/08/2017 6:33:31 PM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: Rebelbase

All those black women rushing to buy Dove. LOL


2 posted on 10/08/2017 6:34:30 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Rebelbase

Dove can salvage this mess by introducing a new bar soap product named “Crow”.


3 posted on 10/08/2017 6:36:47 PM PDT by VietVet876
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To: Rebelbase

How could they be so stupid


4 posted on 10/08/2017 6:39:17 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Rebelbase

I would expect some country like Japan to do this, but Unilever in the USA? Clumsy. Two years back, Japan’s Burger King marketed a coal black cheese hamburger named the Kuro Burger. They use squid ink to color it. In the states, this may be seen as racist, although it doesn’t relate directly to any race. The burger bun and cheese are literally black-black. Darker than any coal you could dig up in Wyoming.


5 posted on 10/08/2017 6:41:19 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: ilovesarah2012

“All those black women rushing to buy Dove.”

Truth be known, if Dove was capable of doing that...there’d be a stampede.


6 posted on 10/08/2017 6:41:20 PM PDT by moovova
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To: Rebelbase

What stupid ad writer got that through? He or she should be fired for plain stupidity. Way back there was an ad for some soap that showed a black child being bathed with it and came out white. That was in the 20’s or 30’s - you can’t blame blacks for getting mad over stuff like this.


7 posted on 10/08/2017 6:43:52 PM PDT by SkyDancer ( ~ Just Consider Me A Random Fact Generator ~)
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To: Rebelbase

WTF? I can’t BELIEVE this!

Does everyone from the NFL to Proctor & Gamble to the Socialist Democrat Party have a Death Wish these days?

Have the Socialists gotten to EVERYONE? Is there THAT MUCH self-loathing out there that BILLION dollar industries are WILLINGLY taking themselves, ‘off the field’ so to speak?

I’ve got Dove deodorant in my armpits right now, Fer Pete’s Sake! Is there ANY National Brand product, from my Morning Coffee to my end-of-day SHOWER that I can still use?

WTF is WRONG with these Capitalists?!?!


8 posted on 10/08/2017 6:44:16 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set!)
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To: Rebelbase

Since I think Facebook is Duh Debbil, I don’t see these racist ads that get run so I don’t get offended.


9 posted on 10/08/2017 6:44:45 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Let Trump Be Trump. Would you rather have Hillary?)
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To: Rebelbase

But that is clearly not the original ad.

What did it look like?


10 posted on 10/08/2017 6:44:54 PM PDT by ifinnegan (Democrats kill babies and harvest their organs to sell)
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To: moovova

by black men


11 posted on 10/08/2017 6:45:05 PM PDT by stylin19a (Lynch & Clinton - Snakes on a Plane)
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To: Rebelbase
Lol! Wow...

I tend to give the racial “outrage police” short shrift, but even I can't explain what they were going for in this ad, other than the obvious, “a black women washing with dove will wash the black off and turn white”. I wonder how this slipped by, I'm guessing it was an ad creator with an axe to grind with the company who slipped it through knowing the controversy it would cause.

12 posted on 10/08/2017 6:45:12 PM PDT by apillar
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Brings to mind the Knight turning White in a commercial decades ago. IIRC, it was some bathroom cleanser.

“Stronger than dirt.”


13 posted on 10/08/2017 6:45:57 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Rebelbase

That is so strange and unlikely that I suspect sabotage or maybe some error.


14 posted on 10/08/2017 6:46:13 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8:38-39, For I am persuaded.)
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To: Rebelbase
Back in the early 1900's we had this:

You_Dirty_Boy

15 posted on 10/08/2017 6:46:31 PM PDT by SkyDancer ( ~ Just Consider Me A Random Fact Generator ~)
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To: yldstrk

It’s almost inconceivable, as if somebody did it for a joke and it accidentally slipped through.


16 posted on 10/08/2017 6:47:20 PM PDT by GnuThere
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Come on, they were raised during the 60s and 70s, when times were different, and the rules of workplace conduct were different, and you could mistreat women and treat them like your personal sex slaves.

Oh crap, sorry, thats not Dove, thats the Weinstein company.

17 posted on 10/08/2017 6:48:38 PM PDT by Newbomb Turk (Hey Newbomb, where is your bothers ElCamino ?)
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To: Rebelbase

C’mon! This is funny!


18 posted on 10/08/2017 6:48:50 PM PDT by Road Warrior 04 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: apillar

It appears that using Dove will also give you a nose job.


19 posted on 10/08/2017 6:49:36 PM PDT by 2111USMC (Aim Small Miss Small)
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To: GnuThere

These stupid people make big bucks. Please be advised that too many working stiffs are working for idiots. Just ask anyone in the NFL.


20 posted on 10/08/2017 6:49:54 PM PDT by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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