Out of context! Black model who appeared in controversial Dove advert says it's not racist

Out of context! Black model who appeared in controversial Dove advert says it's not racist

- Lola Ogunyemi says the Dove advert was not racist

- She says stills from the advert have been taken out of context

- She adds that the full 30-second clip actually celebrates racial diversity

The black model who appeared in a Dove commercial that was slammed as "racist" says it was in fact not racist.

In an interview, Lola Ogunyemi said stills from the advert have been taken out of context.

A short GIF clip emerged on social media recently showing a black woman, played by Lola, taking off her t-shirt to reveal a white woman. The advert promoted a Dove body wash.

Lola Ogunyemi defended the advert. Photo: BBC

Lola Ogunyemi defended the advert. Photo: BBC

Social media users criticized it for seemingly suggesting that black skin is "unclean" and white skin is "clean."

However, Lola said the advert's full 30-second clip also showed the same white woman taking off her t-shirt to reveal an Asian woman.

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She says the stills circulated on social media left out an Asian woman. Photo: Twitter

She says the stills circulated on social media left out an Asian woman. Photo: Twitter

She said it therefore celebrated racial diversity: "I don't feel it was racist. The screenshots that have taken the media by storm paint a slightly different picture."

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Dove apologized for the clip, saying it had "missed the mark in representing women of colour thoughtfully."

'Racist' Dove ad: Model Lola Ogunyemi speaks out - BBC News

Source: Yen.com.gh

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