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Friday, August 19, 2011

questlove beefs with nivea

Do you find the ad above racist? Some people do. Including Roots drummer Questlove who went to Twitter and dissed the popular grooming company. Quest stated, Lotion with a 38 yr old atlanta strippers name really wants my head off. uncivilized?. He then ended with the hashtag Fuck Nivea.

The company then went to Facebook with this message:

Thank you for caring enough to give us your feedback about the recent 'Re-civilized' NIVEA FOR MEN ad. This ad was inappropriate and offensive. It was never our intention to offend anyone, and for this we are deeply sorry. This ad will never be used again. Diversity and equal opportunity are crucial values of our company......"Beiersdorf, as a company, represents diversity, tolerance and equal opportunity. Direct and indirect discrimination must be ruled out in all decisions and in all areas of the company."

It's 2011. Nivea should know what's right and wrong. Good ads and bad ads. This was a bad ad and it shouldn't have been made in the first place.