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

2 comments:

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

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

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