The following excerpt is from an article that originally appeared on Conservative Firing Line
Lola Ogunyemi, the Nigerian woman that appeared in the controversial Dove commercial says that she is defending the original vision and stated that she is not a victim, much to the shock of liberals that claim the commercial is racist.
Ogunyemi who was born in London, England and raised in Atlanta, Georgia responded and said that when Dove offered her the chance to be the face of a new body wash campaign, she jumped for the opportunity but had no idea she would become the unwitting poster child for racist advertising.
I know that the beauty industry has fueled this opinion with its long history of presenting lighter, mixed-race or white models as the beauty standard. Historically, and in many countries still today, darker models are even used to demonstrate a product’s skin-lightening qualities to help women reach this standard.
Says the white man lol
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