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Skincare brand Dove lambasted for 'racist' Facebook ad

Skincare brand Dove lambasted for 'racist' Facebook ad

The final image in the three-photo ad series depicts the white woman peeling off her t-shirt to reveal an Asian woman underneath.

Dove has apologized for "missing the mark", but how did this happen, the internet wonders, that at least an art director, a marketing director, a photographer, and a social media manager passed this around and thought, "okay"? "We deeply regret the offense it caused".

Dove has apologised following a Facebook ad run in the United States showing images of a black woman taking off her t-shirt and turning into a white woman. It reads, "Dove is committed to representing the beauty of diversity".

Beauty brand Dove deleted a "three-second video clip" from its Facebook page and admitted Saturday that it had "missed the mark in representing women of color thoughtfully". "The feedback that has been shared is important to us and we'll use it to guide us in the future".

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This is a major disappointment, considering how much effort Dove has previously put into its ad campaigns to promote self-love and body-positivity.

"What exactly were yall going for?"

Another wrote: "Think its meaning is for all skin types?" I mean your whole team sat down and cleared this b******t right here? Are you joining the Trump administration now? Sonia Gupta tweeted at the company.

Makeup artist, Naomi Blake (Naythemua), reposted the image, which has since gone viral.

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Blake did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Some users suggested that the company had a history of racially insensitive advertisements.

She also posted a screenshot of the other woman in the ad.

That campaign showed a "before" and "after" skin close-up with dark-skinned women standing in front of the "before" picture, with light-skinned woman standing in front of the "after" picture.

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