Monday, August 22, 2011

Nivea Pulls Ad and Apologizes

Boiling over on Twitter this afternoon are claims that a print ad for Nivea's "Give a Damn Campaign" is racist. It features a clean-shaven black man getting ready to toss away his scraggly unshaven head and the words "Re-Civilize Yourself." The debate is being helped along by any number of sites, including Clutch, The Root and Huffington Post, all of which have posed a version of the question "Is this ad racist?" along with a photo of the ad (at left).

This be rayciss

This is OK because the model is White


  1. "PC" is actually one large complement to the white race...

  2. The problem arises because this ad hits too close to home. Everyone knows it, even if it's not admitted.