This ‘Racist’ Dunkin’ Donuts Ad is Dividing the Internet

Photo via Instagram/dunkindonutseg
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An Instagram post on Dunkin’ Donuts Egypt’s page left a bad taste in some people’s mouths.

The brand came under fire for posting this image of two donuts – one covered in white sugar and the other dipped in chocolate. Translated, the text on the picture says “If darkness is half beauty, then whiteness is full beauty.”

Puzzlingly, the caption below it reads, “Because we are against racism, we will eat both of them, not only one. Which will you choose?”

Although the post has since been deleted, social media users were quick to spot and call out Dunkin’ Donuts on their controversial ad.

I’d love to see @DunkinDonuts justify this racist ad that describes a white donut = complete beauty & the black one = half beauty

Racist Dunkin’ Donuts ad in Egypt. “White is full beauty, Brown is half beauty.” Racism lies in the smallest things, sometimes.

Congrats to @DunkinDonuts, for getting us to talk about something else besides how bad your donuts are.
Like, how you’re hugely racist🙂 https://twitter.com/danas4827/status/779399473051144192 

Some people saw otherwise and thought the reaction to the ad was overblown:

@danas4827 Damn now doughnuts are racist? Next thing you know a piano is gonna be racist because there’s more white keys than black smh

the caption translates to: “because we’re against racism/discrimination, we’ll eat both donuts” is this supposed to be funny? @DunkinDonuts

@danas4827 @DunkinDonuts i don’t think it’s supposed to be funny, it’s supposed to be a rejection of discriminating based on appearance

I’d love to see @DunkinDonuts justify this racist ad that describes a white donut = complete beauty & the black one = half beauty

And some left a little food for thought, because…donuts.

I’d love to see @DunkinDonuts justify this racist ad that describes a white donut = complete beauty & the black one = half beauty

But why are people comparing their skin to doughnuts?https://www.buzzfeed.com/ikrd/much-ado-about-doughnuts?utm_term=.spXJym7w7#.jq7VyKXOX 

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People Accused Dunkin’ Donuts Of Racism For Calling A Brown Doughnut “Half Beauty”

The picture has since been deleted and Dunkin’ Donuts has apologised.

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Dunkin’ Donuts has since removed the post and apologized, replying to tweets accusing the brand of being racist with a statement saying, “As soon as we became aware of the social media post by our Egyptian franchise, we asked for it to be removed. Our franchisee immediately complied. We apologize for the offense this posting cause.”

Reminds me of the golds gym debacle. Hope @DunkinDonutstakes this seriously and there are some consequences for the Egyptian franchise. https://twitter.com/danas4827/status/779399473051144192 

@nfm (1/2) As soon as we became aware of the social media post by our Egyptian franchisee, we asked for it to be removed…

Reminds me of the golds gym debacle. Hope @DunkinDonutstakes this seriously and there are some consequences for the Egyptian franchise. https://twitter.com/danas4827/status/779399473051144192 

@nfm (2/2) … Our franchisee immediately complied. We apologize for the offense this posting caused.

 

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This ‘Racist’ Dunkin’ Donuts Ad is Dividing the Internet

Adolf Hitler Art Installation in Berlin Prompts Call to Police

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A huge moving image of a laughing Adolf Hitler was part of a test for a video light show in which the faces of more than a dozen famous people tied to Berlin’s history are projected onto buildings in the center of the German capital.

A huge moving image of a laughing Adolf Hitler was part of a test for a video light show in which the faces of more than a dozen famous people tied to Berlin’s history are projected onto buildings in the center of the German capital.
BERLIN — A huge moving image of a laughing Adolf Hitler prompted a shocked Berlin driver to call police.

Police say they received a call Monday about the apparition, which turned out to be part of an art installation.

The incident was a test for a video light show in which the faces of more than a dozen famous people tied to Berlin’s history are projected onto buildings in the center of the German capital. Only Hitler is silent.

Displays of Nazi imagery that glorify the Third Reich are forbidden in Germany, but police spokeswoman Valeska Jakubowski said Thursday the Hitler apparition was covered by exceptions granted for artistic works.

The installation is part of a month-long light show that starts Friday and runs through Oct. 23.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/adolf-hitler-art-installation-berlin-933738

Adolf Hitler Art Installation in Berlin Prompts Call to Police