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Date: 05/31/11 07:10 AM

69 Responses to You You So Racist, Dove Soap Advert? [Pic]

  1. Profile photo of pollo_loco05
    pollo_loco05 Female 18-29
    305 posts
    May 31, 2011 at 7:13 am
    Link: You You So Racist, Dove Soap Advert? - Notice the wording and notice how the women are positioned in the ad. Blatant racism or just a coincidence?
  2. Profile photo of blckhawk1234
    blckhawk1234 Male 18-29
    518 posts
    May 31, 2011 at 7:19 am
    Poor placement.
  3. Profile photo of Calummac
    Calummac Male 13-17
    341 posts
    May 31, 2011 at 7:20 am
    Coincidence.
  4. Profile photo of SvampeBob
    SvampeBob Male 18-29
    3076 posts
    May 31, 2011 at 7:25 am
    hahaha WTF?! how did they not see that?
  5. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36695 posts
    May 31, 2011 at 7:32 am

    I don`t get it
  6. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36695 posts
    May 31, 2011 at 7:33 am

    Oh, I see it now.

    not funny
  7. Profile photo of greekhop
    greekhop Male 30-39
    116 posts
    May 31, 2011 at 7:46 am
    The client made the art director move poo around so many times by the end he just didnt care if it looked racist.... my guess.
  8. Profile photo of madest
    madest Male 40-49
    7378 posts
    May 31, 2011 at 7:57 am
    Racist. Even the product name "Dove" is code for whitey!
  9. Profile photo of Angelmassb
    Angelmassb Male 18-29
    15511 posts
    May 31, 2011 at 8:02 am
    I hope someone got fired for that
  10. Profile photo of carmium
    carmium Female 50-59
    6381 posts
    May 31, 2011 at 8:03 am
    Attention, People Who State the Obvious:
    Yes, this is certainly an oversight and not intentional. It is, nevertheless, darkly funny and it is very surprising that the producers missed the implication.
    Does that cover most of the comments?
  11. Profile photo of Mikeado
    Mikeado Male 18-29
    2159 posts
    May 31, 2011 at 8:03 am
    Does the poster of this image honestly think this could be deliberate and racist? Honestly?
  12. Profile photo of NitroJunkie
    NitroJunkie Male 70 & Over
    758 posts
    May 31, 2011 at 8:14 am
    You know, it`s calling attention to stupid sh-t like this that keeps on keeping racism relevant.
  13. Profile photo of Grendel
    Grendel Male 40-49
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    May 31, 2011 at 8:16 am
    This says much more about the hang-ups of the person who `finds` racism in this ad than the people who designed it.

    I can guarantee you that this ad was the work of multiple people, a team.

    There`s nothing racist about this ad, or the team who created it, or of Dove.

    There IS, on the other hand, serious problems with someone who would look at this and say `Let`s find something racist in this ad so that we can be `offended`.` Their next step usually involves threatened protest in order to blackmail the ad agencey, Dove and probably the magazine it appeared in to give them money.
  14. Profile photo of Gleeballs
    Gleeballs Female 18-29
    850 posts
    May 31, 2011 at 8:40 am
    unfortunate placing of the women... the person who photoshopped this is the one who messed up, shouldve changed the order of the women lol
  15. Profile photo of Ontario
    Ontario Male 18-29
    229 posts
    May 31, 2011 at 8:41 am
    I saw a different picture of something like this saying "whiter and skinnier"
  16. Profile photo of Spider_sol
    Spider_sol Male 18-29
    1452 posts
    May 31, 2011 at 8:48 am
    Why you so 2 weeks late, IAB?
  17. Profile photo of bataleon27
    bataleon27 Male 18-29
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    May 31, 2011 at 8:59 am
    quite clearly before and after skin... Nothing to do with the models in front
  18. Profile photo of hatface
    hatface Male 18-29
    605 posts
    May 31, 2011 at 9:00 am
    That can only be blatant racism. Anyone notice DOVE and NAZI share none of the same letters? Jus` saying...
  19. Profile photo of RPossum
    RPossum Male 30-39
    1080 posts
    May 31, 2011 at 9:06 am
    That`s it...time to kill those racist soap sellers~!
  20. Profile photo of Dr_Sexy
    Dr_Sexy Male 30-39
    1597 posts
    May 31, 2011 at 9:06 am
    huhuhuh
  21. Profile photo of shizzamX
    shizzamX Female 18-29
    2695 posts
    May 31, 2011 at 9:17 am
    big meh.
  22. Profile photo of DrProfessor
    DrProfessor Male 18-29
    3894 posts
    May 31, 2011 at 9:37 am
    *facepalm*
  23. Profile photo of mcmals
    mcmals Female 18-29
    146 posts
    May 31, 2011 at 9:38 am
    ridiculous, it`s just a soap advert, anyone who thinks this is racist is looking for it so hard that they could probably find it anything
  24. Profile photo of Xpekt
    Xpekt Male 18-29
    134 posts
    May 31, 2011 at 10:01 am
    @ mcmals. its funny though.. and you dont have to look very hard at all, its RIGHT there lol. Before: black, In between: brown, After: white.

    you just gotta see the humour in it, lighten up a little :).
  25. Profile photo of Yawn-Man
    Yawn-Man Male 18-29
    51 posts
    May 31, 2011 at 10:05 am
    "no no no, the before and after are talking about the pictures behind them, not the girls in order. "
    Thank you Captain Obvious.
  26. Profile photo of pompousass7
    pompousass7 Male 40-49
    259 posts
    May 31, 2011 at 10:07 am
    DIDNT THEY JUST POST THIS LIKE A WEEK AGO?
  27. Profile photo of Enjin
    Enjin Male 30-39
    802 posts
    May 31, 2011 at 10:22 am
    They are trying to market to black people who would like to be white?
  28. Profile photo of SorasNobody
    SorasNobody Male 13-17
    80 posts
    May 31, 2011 at 10:26 am
    @Uplink No drating poo captain obvious.
  29. Profile photo of splurbyburbl
    splurbyburbl Male 30-39
    2798 posts
    May 31, 2011 at 10:52 am
    Another answer to the black menace!! Woohoo!
  30. Profile photo of freddyferret
    freddyferret Male 40-49
    11741 posts
    May 31, 2011 at 10:54 am
    Wash that black right off of you. Then you can be a rich white girl who dates the black athletes.
  31. Profile photo of omg209
    omg209 Male 18-29
    208 posts
    May 31, 2011 at 11:17 am
    black one possibly has cankles
  32. Profile photo of limphotdog
    limphotdog Female 18-29
    673 posts
    May 31, 2011 at 11:34 am
    "You you so racist..."
  33. Profile photo of 8BitHero
    8BitHero Male 18-29
    5414 posts
    May 31, 2011 at 11:37 am
    Well they`re still happier than me.
  34. Profile photo of Nebbie
    Nebbie Male 18-29
    864 posts
    May 31, 2011 at 11:38 am
    Anyone else think the "racism" is kind of a stretch?
  35. Profile photo of duckflash
    duckflash Female 13-17
    570 posts
    May 31, 2011 at 12:01 pm
    I don`t see how this is racist...
    Although I do see how the sentence promoting the product is a bit... creepy...
  36. Profile photo of Golkar
    Golkar Male 18-29
    391 posts
    May 31, 2011 at 12:06 pm
    What racism? Looks like morons are grasping at straws again.
  37. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25420 posts
    May 31, 2011 at 12:15 pm
    O snap
  38. Profile photo of Junemrc
    Junemrc Female 18-29
    10 posts
    May 31, 2011 at 12:39 pm
    the first time I saw this ad in a magazine my jaw actually dropped. someone should`ve caught this before it went to print.
  39. Profile photo of greenbasterd
    greenbasterd Male 18-29
    2377 posts
    May 31, 2011 at 12:57 pm
    yea considering the one in the middle is the best looking. i guess this is promoting oneness for a peace on earth type of world.. that`s what i see
  40. Profile photo of I-IS-BORED
    I-IS-BORED Male 18-29
    2419 posts
    May 31, 2011 at 1:08 pm
    before using soap you`re black, after you`re white
  41. Profile photo of Grendel
    Grendel Male 40-49
    6174 posts
    May 31, 2011 at 1:11 pm
    Enjin-"They are trying to market to black people who would like to be white?"

    Someone should have told Michael Jackson about Dove...would have save a boatload of money on Plastic Surgery.
  42. Profile photo of botfly
    botfly Male 50-59
    616 posts
    May 31, 2011 at 1:17 pm
    Mabe the Dove advertisers didn`t realize that there were so many stupid people out there that would read something into it, other than the obvious point of the ad.
  43. Profile photo of madduck
    madduck Female 50-59
    7565 posts
    May 31, 2011 at 1:26 pm
    So the dry skin and the moiturised skin have racial connotations? How?
  44. Profile photo of SiN_iN_Me
    SiN_iN_Me Female 18-29
    217 posts
    May 31, 2011 at 1:38 pm
    god talk about reading between the lines! they`re all standing infront representing the "amazing results" achieved by the product, making it generally obvious to the reader that it "doesnt matter what skin you have" it will make it look moisturised and smooth, seeing as this isnt the general rule when it comes to several beauty products, such as hair products etc. all 3 women look beautiful and happy, this is how the company is representing itself, people who can only see a play for white supremacy make me sad and feel evolution is going backwards :(
  45. Profile photo of tommy2X4
    tommy2X4 Male 50-59
    3447 posts
    May 31, 2011 at 1:55 pm
    It makes the ashy skin go away and makes you feel like whitey.
  46. Profile photo of tommy2X4
    tommy2X4 Male 50-59
    3447 posts
    May 31, 2011 at 1:56 pm
    Ha ha i-am-bored, whitey is not a racist term to you, eh? Bigots!
  47. Profile photo of tommy2X4
    tommy2X4 Male 50-59
    3447 posts
    May 31, 2011 at 1:57 pm
    Can I say cracker assed cracker?
  48. Profile photo of tommy2X4
    tommy2X4 Male 50-59
    3447 posts
    May 31, 2011 at 1:57 pm
    YOU are racists!
  49. Profile photo of mclovin973
    mclovin973 Male 18-29
    407 posts
    May 31, 2011 at 2:19 pm
    @tommy2x4:fool
  50. Profile photo of human_exile
    human_exile Male 13-17
    875 posts
    May 31, 2011 at 2:41 pm
    is Dove chocolate racist for being brown?
  51. Profile photo of zombunny
    zombunny Female 18-29
    2525 posts
    May 31, 2011 at 2:55 pm
    I am failing to see how this is even a little bit racist.
  52. Profile photo of Metum
    Metum Male 13-17
    155 posts
    May 31, 2011 at 2:59 pm
    wait wat
  53. Profile photo of rickbub
    rickbub Male 40-49
    293 posts
    May 31, 2011 at 3:47 pm
    Well... the "before" picture is a bit ashey...
  54. Profile photo of Jennish
    Jennish Female 18-29
    24 posts
    May 31, 2011 at 3:49 pm
    @Zombunny Before: Black & Mexican ladies, After: White lady.. Do you get it? It`s like they`re washing the colour out of their skin because of who`s in front of the before/after pix.
  55. Profile photo of RobertE92
    RobertE92 Male 18-29
    58 posts
    May 31, 2011 at 4:06 pm
    Not at all racist... Look just get some good material IAB because this sh*t is pathetic
  56. Profile photo of Quackor
    Quackor Male 18-29
    2856 posts
    May 31, 2011 at 4:37 pm
    not racist, but the placing of black to white women was stupid
  57. Profile photo of Kodyo
    Kodyo Male 18-29
    226 posts
    May 31, 2011 at 4:42 pm
    Get over it.
  58. Profile photo of RoboPatton
    RoboPatton Male 30-39
    2424 posts
    May 31, 2011 at 5:51 pm
    I bet Michael Jackson bought a ton of this stuff

  59. Profile photo of Suicism
    Suicism Male 18-29
    3625 posts
    May 31, 2011 at 6:31 pm
    White people don`t get ashy skin. Boo-hoo.
  60. Profile photo of skullgrin
    skullgrin Male 18-29
    937 posts
    May 31, 2011 at 6:32 pm
    um..the three women in the front are all "Afters"

    however if they reversed the order of the women people would cry racist due to the the quote saying "beautiful skin from the most unexpected places" implying black people having beautiful skin is unexpected.
  61. Profile photo of Suicism
    Suicism Male 18-29
    3625 posts
    May 31, 2011 at 6:38 pm
    Yeah skullgrin - only in America can a perfunctory attempt to be ethnically inclusive result in accusations of racist undertones, regardless of context.
  62. Profile photo of SmilinSam
    SmilinSam Female 18-29
    3599 posts
    May 31, 2011 at 7:10 pm
    omg. stop. this needs to stop. the more we talk about stupid shiz like this, the more power we give to it. there are plenty of ACTUAL racist things out there that need to be dealt with, why concern ourselves with obvious race-baiting? like someone WANTS you to cry "racist". just stop.
  63. Profile photo of buz
    buz Male 18-29
    139 posts
    May 31, 2011 at 8:29 pm
    "why concern ourselves with obvious race-baiting?"

    Because this site wouldn`t be as entertaining without all the troll bait. At least it`s better than one of the half dozen "religion is stupid" posts every day. Those are like beating a dead horse`s bones until nothing is left but dust.
  64. Profile photo of buz
    buz Male 18-29
    139 posts
    May 31, 2011 at 8:30 pm
    "why concern ourselves with obvious race-baiting?"Because this site wouldn`t be as entertaining without all the troll bait. At least it`s better than one of the half dozen "religion is stupid" posts every day. Those are like beating a dead horse`s bones until nothing is left but dust.
  65. Profile photo of Suicism
    Suicism Male 18-29
    3625 posts
    May 31, 2011 at 10:58 pm
    Buz - your first formatting discretion was better, however I have to say this must be the most utilitarian post I`ve ever seen on I-A-B; and I`ve been around since the days of buddy.

    There`s got to be a better picture of Arnie around there somewhere.
  66. Profile photo of missPWNAGE
    missPWNAGE Female 18-29
    298 posts
    June 1, 2011 at 10:47 am
    what the problem is?

    picking fights i see...
  67. Profile photo of metalhead516
    metalhead516 Male 18-29
    57 posts
    June 1, 2011 at 8:37 pm
    Nice.
  68. Profile photo of Ruffiana
    Ruffiana Male 30-39
    506 posts
    June 2, 2011 at 7:09 pm
    And if it were the other way, it would be racists by insinuating that they`re more greasy or something.

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