Skip to comments.'Racist' ad? Dove apologizes for images that caused social-media outcry
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.
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All those black women rushing to buy Dove. LOL
Dove can salvage this mess by introducing a new bar soap product named “Crow”.
How could they be so stupid
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.
“All those black women rushing to buy Dove.”
Truth be known, if Dove was capable of doing that...there’d be a stampede.
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.
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?!?!
Since I think Facebook is Duh Debbil, I don’t see these racist ads that get run so I don’t get offended.
But that is clearly not the original ad.
What did it look like?
by black men
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.
Brings to mind the Knight turning White in a commercial decades ago. IIRC, it was some bathroom cleanser.
“Stronger than dirt.”
That is so strange and unlikely that I suspect sabotage or maybe some error.
It’s almost inconceivable, as if somebody did it for a joke and it accidentally slipped through.
Oh crap, sorry, thats not Dove, thats the Weinstein company.
C’mon! This is funny!
It appears that using Dove will also give you a nose job.
These stupid people make big bucks. Please be advised that too many working stiffs are working for idiots. Just ask anyone in the NFL.
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