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Habeas Domus

Dove advert accused of being racist

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This advertising storm is in all the MSM, but they are for some reason completely omitting the Indian woman.

So cutting from a black woman to a white one is wrong, but then cutting from the white woman to the brown one is, "Ah were just not going to talk about that"

Either way it is a terrible advert and a textbook example of how not to do "inclusive", but this says far more about crappy journalism standards than it does about racism - lets just take some nonesense from Twitter and report it as fact without checking any sources at all.

Heres a link to the full video so you can make up your own mind:

https://www.sendspace.com/file/qdp7f3

 

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I hate this sort of thing.

Dove had clearly made a stupid mistake --someone tell them, then leave it at that.

Now, it would be interesting for these people to look at the racial and gender balance within Dove, well, Procter and Gamble -- but they don't bother, because they're all slathering over the stupid mistake.

To help out, I've looked them up.  They appear to be in the top 50 companies worldwide re. their approach to racial, gender and LGBT attitudes.  So, good for them (and I do think this is a good thing).  But all that actual work and effort is irrelevant because most people are stupid reactionary morons that can't see the wood for the trees.

[not to say that Procter and Gamble are a good company in other areas, but from the POV of diversity, they're above average]

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Prehaps they want people to talk about them, they want their name in the news.....'all publicity is good publicity'.....the name will be remembered but not the reason why?......I will not be purchasing that name again.;)

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Dove ads are just bloody irritating anyway, women in such happy-smiley ecstasies about their powder-soft armpits etc. FFS. 

Best to record whatever and FF through the ads. Saves me a lot of irritation. 

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8 hours ago, dgul said:

I hate this sort of thing.

Dove had clearly made a stupid mistake --someone tell them, then leave it at that.

The problem with that is there is no easy way to contact big companies, the days when you could look them up in the phone book make a call and talk to an actual person are long gone. Even if you did get through they would probably ignore complaints unless there was a flood of them.

So people resort to complaining in public on twitter, for all its flaws at least something gets done.

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8 minutes ago, Habeas Domus said:

The problem with that is there is no easy way to contact big companies, the days when you could look them up in the phone book make a call and talk to an actual person are long gone. Even if you did get through they would probably ignore complaints unless there was a flood of them.

So people resort to complaining in public on twitter, for all its flaws at least something gets done.

Sure, but the twitter stuff should be a viral 'look!   They've made a stupid mistake!  Let's all laugh at them!'

Not 'You can see in this advert that the people at Dove are clearly worse than Hitler.  Stop using their products immediately!'

But people really don't care.  Not even when you shove the pertinent information in their face.

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The root of all this is not skin tone or beauty. It's wealth and power.

Memsaab rocks up at biggest house in area in finest carriage, wearing finest clothes, being waited on hand and foot. What's not to aspire to? Kicker is she is white. Local women then associate white skin with aspirational zenith. Locals start using skin whitening.

Fast forward 200 years and new memsaab rocks up at a Hollywood mansion in a stretch limmo, wearing haute couture, surrounded by her entourage. What's not to aspire to? Kicker is her "body is too bootylicious". Local women then associate "jelly" with the aspirational zenith. Locals start having gluteal implants.

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And do they ever ask men what they think? Of course not. Cos burds seem to care more about what other burds think anyhow.

And while we are talking about the damage some skin whitening products can do (none of which are sold by the big-boys), you might wanna consider what gluteal implants can do.

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And that's one of the more forum friendly images!

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