Dove, the makers of shampoo and body products, is taking a ton of heat (deservedly) for this ad of four photos. The first photo shows a dark-skinned woman, but as the woman lifts up her shirt (and also I guess her skin) it reveals a smiling white woman. It’s an ad for Dove Body Wash. I’m gonna wash that black right out of my skin????
I am sure admen have a TEAM that works on one product line so I can’t even imagine how this ad got by round one. Did no one at the ad agency say, um, hey, this is a tad wrong? Then of course, the ad has to be presented to the client. No one at Dove thought twice either???
Dove has apologized for “missing the mark”. Oh dear, Dove, you missed more than the mark. I don’t use Dove products anyway so it’s no skin off my face (ha ha). I’m a Neutrogena gal.
Raining here very steadily, and did most of the night. But get this, I have the air conditioning on. Yesterday the air was so dense and putrid, everything in the house was sticky. Click on, Done. Aaah.
Lastly, are we supposed to be celebrating Columbus or hating Columbus today? I am so confused. Oops, I forgot to add, there’s the Veep leaving the Colts game to talk about too. Lots on the plate. I’m in to chat. I’m home all day. Go for it.