Pete Posted September 4, 2013 Share Posted September 4, 2013 http://www.takepart.com/sites/default/files/styles/tp_content_wide/public/dunkindonuts_2.jpg?itok=4iwNRcKY In a weird and misguided effort to sell more glazed fried dough to the masses, Dunkin' Donuts in Thailand came under fire this week for an ad campaign featuring a model in blackface. Pressure from the activist group Human Rights Watch caused the company to pull the ad today, but the CEO of the Thailand operation, Nadim Salhani, called the public outcry, "absolutely ridiculous." "We're not allowed to use black to promote our doughnuts?" Salhani told the Associated Press. "I don't get it. What's the big fuss? What if the product was white and I painted someone white, would that be racist?" http://www.takepart.com/article/2013/08/31/dunkin-donuts-blackface-ad?cmpid=foodinc-fb -- Le sigh. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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