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Dove admits it 'missed the mark' with whitewashing ad

Dove admits it 'missed the mark' with whitewashing ad”

The ad shows a black woman taking off her brown shirt to reveal a white woman underneath.

Dove has apologised after releasing a series of "racist" images that appeared to show a black woman turning white after using their soap.

Makeup artist Naomi Leann Blake shared images from the ad on Facebook in a post that soon went viral. The white woman then turns into an Asian woman after she removes her t-shirt.

Previously, it ran an advertisement showing women of different colour that created the suggestion white women were clear than balck women.

The image was later removed, and the brand took to Twitter to apologise for "missing the mark".

"An image we recently posted on Facebook missed the mark in representing women of color thoughtfully".

And back in 2015, Dove was at the centre of controversy after it released a summer glow cream advertised for use on "normal to dark skin".

A lot of people did not accept their apology though, tagging it too offensive, especially seeing as this is not the first time the brand is doing this. The ad was accused of suggesting the white skin was the best.



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