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Dove - AGAIN

October 19th, 2007     by Tuval Dinner     Comments

Hey, maybe this is just too much attention on one issue but I found this too interesting to ignore. Dove, as we’ve seen here and here, is the creator of some very interesting ads that challenge mainstream ideas of beauty.

In India, writes Munisha Tumato for Vancouver’s Mehfil magazine, Dove’s parent company is taking a different approach. Unilever is staging a massive campaign to promote their skin whitening product, shamefully dubbed “Fair and Lovely.”

This is so offensive I don’t even know what to say. It is problematic on so many levels, globalisation, colonialism, racism, sexism…the list goes on. I invite you to read Tumato’s original article and tell Shameless what you think.

Tags: body politics, in my opinion...

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