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SEP 02, 2013 - Vibe

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Dunkin Donuts Issues Apology For Blackface Ad

Dunkin Donuts came under fire for using a blackface in their latest ad in Thailand to promote a chocolate donut, the Associated Press reports The franchise rolled out the campaign for its "charcoal donut" in early August, depicting a woman covered in black make-up while smiling and holding a donut. "Break every rule of deliciousness," the slogan read. It didn't take long for the U.S. office to issue a formal apology about the photo after the Human Rights Watch called the advertisements "bizarre and racist." "We are working with our Thailand franchisee to immediately pull the ad. DD ... Read More

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