Dove sorry for offence caused by racist body-wash advert
Oct 09, 2017 Lifestyle 3204 By Michelle Clarke
- Dove sorry for offence caused by racist advert.
- The advert had shown women of colour taking off their t-shirts to reveal a white woman.
- Issues apology via their Facebook page acknowledging the advert had missed the mark.
Dove, the beauty brand has been the subject of a social media outcry over a racist 3-second video it posted on its facebook page
The video showed women of colour taking off their shirts to become white and this has sparked outrage all over the world as people are reminded of 19th century adverts that showed black women scrubbing their skin to become cleaner.
In response to this worldwide outrage, Dove has issued a public apology from their facebook page for any offence caused.
"An image we recently posted on Facebook missed the mark in representing women of color thoughtfully. We deeply regret the offense it caused" the statement from the beauty brand read.