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The New Reason People are "Enraged" ? Dunkin Donuts "Black Face" Ad


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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?"





Le sigh.

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They made her the exact same color as the donut, she's supposed to be the donut's color not "blackface". I could see us having (or probably already have had) some commercial with maybe gatorade, skittles, m&ms where people are turning the different colors of the drinks/candies. It's like that but with the color of a chocolate donut. I'd hate to think if it were a white person turning the color of a brown M&M here in a U.S commercial we'd all be offended. So ridiculous, how sensitive does someone have to be for THIS to offend them?
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