Thursday, August 18, 2011

Is this Nivea ad racist? - UPDATED!

Well well what do we have here.

Nivea is in hot water for a series of print ads they created for a new line of men's skincare. The ad features a neatly dressed black man throwing away scraggly pre-Nivea face. Seems crazy to me but I need your opinion, weigh in folks.  Is this ad racist or is it just an unfortunate coincidence?

While the jury is still out on this, I can tell you for sure that somebody is getting fired for this here hot mess!


Updated: Nivea has an issued an apology saying:

"Thank you for caring enough to give us your feedback about the recent 'Re-civilized' NIVEA FOR MEN ad. This ad was inappropriate and offensive. It was never our intention to offend anyone, and for this we are deeply sorry. This ad will never be used again. Diversity and equal opportunity are crucial values of our company."


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