Complexion Magazine joined the conversation to remind us of this problematic Dove ad from a few years ago:
In it, you can see the black woman positioned as the “before” and the white woman as the “after.”
Come. Onnnnn. There’s just no excuse for advertisements this blatantly racist.
In another instance, Dove marketed this product as "nourishing lotion for normal to dark skin."
News flash: Dark skin is normal, Dove.
It’s clear that Dove isn’t testing these advertisements enough with women of color.
They’ve “missed the mark” on more than one occasion and haven’t seemed to learn their lesson. If Dove doesn’t get it together, they’re going to lose a lot of customers.