Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Soap giant Dove accused of racism


Soap giant Dove accused of racism
Soap giant Dove accused of racism

Soap giant Dove accused of racism. Soap giant Dove has been accused of racism after an advert for one of its products appeared to suggest it can change a user's skin colour.
Soap giant Dove has been accused of racism after an advert for one of its products appeared to suggest it can change a user's skin colour.

The promotion, for Dove VisibleCare Creme Body Wash, features a "before" and "after" skin chart behind a black woman, possibly a Latina and a blonde - all wrapped in towels - standing beside each other.

The caption read: "Visibly more beautiful skin from the most unexpected of places - your shower."

Critics accused Dove of implied, and albeit unintentional, racism, but the firm confirmed that the advert is genuine.

"The ad is intended to illustrate the benefits of using Dove VisibleCare Body Wash, by making skin visibly more beautiful in just one week," the Daily Mail quoted it as saying.

"All three women are intended to demonstrate the 'after' product benefit. We do not condone any activity or imagery that intentionally insults any audience," it added.

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