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Gabrielle Union & Justine Skye React To Dove’s Racist Ad + Black Model Speaks Out + Dove ‘Apologizes’ For Missing The Mark

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Dove just made the top of some black people lists on which brands to boycott after they unveiled a new ad that screams racism. See the ad, plus find out what Gabrielle Union and Justine Skye had to say about it inside…

Feels like déjà vu.

Another big company creating an ad that’s racially insensitive and another weak “a**” apology. Anyone else tired of this ish?

This time, it was Dove who tried it. Apparently, the company put up an ad on Facebook where a black woman in a brown shirt is seen pulling her shirt over her head and magically transforms into a white woman in a white shirt. After the white woman appears, she takes her shirt off and a third woman appears.

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Peep the full ad below, which was seemingly supposed to convey that the soap works for all skin types: 

 

 

Makeup artist/model Naomi Leann Blake posted screenshots from the ad to her Facebook page and it quickly went viral.

As expected, people hopped on social media to DRAG the brand for filth. “Being Mary Jane” star Gabrielle Union and singer Justine Skye also added their 2 cents to the conversation:

 

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As expected, once they received the backlash, it was time to apologize. They pulled the ad and then released this statement:

 

What mark were they aiming for? Just curious. 

Anyone else OVER IT?!

Also...

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The model in the ad took to her Facebook account to address how she feels about it. She feels like the screenshots were taken out of context and she understands why people may be up in arms. However, she didn't feel like the ad itself was racist. Read her full response above.

Thoughts?

EXTRAS:

1. T.I. lead a protest against Houston's restaurant in Atlanta over the weekend due to the company allegedly discriminating against blacks. STORY

 

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