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Unilever unit Dove apologises for racist advert

Unilever unit Dove apologises for racist advert

Adding further to this it reads, "We deeply regret the offense it caused".

It shows a black woman using a Dove product, before removing her T-shirt to reveal a white woman.

A third woman, who isn't displayed in a number of the screenshots, appears after the white woman removes her shirt.

Dove, which is owned by Unilever, pulled its ad-showing a woman turn from black to white after using Dove products-from Facebook following the backlash and has since issued an apology. "We deeply regret the offense it caused". "People actually sat at a table and said "Yeah post that picture"?" wrote one befuddled user. Imagine how many people would have seen and signed off on this thing.

Beauty and skincare brand Dove, found itself in pipping hot water over the weekend when it released a supposedly 'racist' three-second ad promoting body wash on social media.

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But others said there was no excuse for the misleading campaign, with one woman writing: "No matter how it was intended.it conveys the wrong message".

Dove's social media was inundated with comments from consumers, condemning the company's actions.

But the question most raised-and echoed by actress and hair care entrepreneur Gabrielle Union-was how could an ad for such a prominent beauty brand even get made in the first place? In 2011, an ad sparked controversy after it showed three women with different skin tones in front of a wall marked "before and "after". According to Dove, all three woman were meant to represent the benefits of using the lotion. The ad received criticism and users accused the company for insinuating that the lightest woman, a white woman, was the "clean" after result, while the black and Latino women were the "dirty" before result. We do not condone any activity or imagery that insults any audience. CNN political commentator took to Twitter to point out that Dove markets a moisturizing lotion, which is "for normal to dark skin".

At the time, Dove said it was committed to featuring realistic and attainable images of beauty in its advertising.


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