Some of these ads hit home with their message...in a rather extreme fashion
An advertisement by Dunkin' Donuts Thailand promoting their new charcoal donut was deemed "bizarre and racist" by the Human Rights Watch. Critics said the ad of a young women painted black with bright lips had a strong resemblance to offensive stereotypes of black people in 19th and 20th century America.
While the advertisement sparked outrage overseas and Dunkin' Donuts America issued an apology, people in Thailand barely batted an eyelid. Nadim Salhani, CEO of the Dunkin' Donuts Thailand franchise said: "What's the big fuss? What if the product was white and I painted someone white, would that be racist?" According to him, sales went up 50% after the advertisement was launched early August 2013.
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