Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Is It THAT Serious?
I guess the argument is that the thick and dark woman is the 'before' while the thin white woman represents the 'after'.
Some even say that this was an intentional slight because Unilever (Dove's parent company) also makes skin bleaching products.
The next thing you know someone will say that Close Up (another Unilever brand) is racist because it helps to whiten ones teeth.
Multinational corporations aren't known for being culturally sensitive, but most make an effort.
When Disney finally created a Black princess, "Oh, she's too light, and why did she have to be the daughter of a seamstress?"
IMOHO - The problem is not how others see us - our biggest problem is how many of us see ourselves.