The offending ad was a 3-second GIF hawking Dove body wash that was posted Friday to the brand’s Facebook page. It was taken down Saturday.
CNNMoney reviewed a copy of the GIF. Introduced with the line “Ready for a Dove Shower?” it shows a looping image of a black woman removing a dark brown t-shirt to reveal a white woman. She then removes her beige t-shirt to show a third woman.
“This did not represent the diversity of real beauty which is something Dove is passionate about and is core to our beliefs, and it should not have happened,” the company said in a statement Sunday. “We apologize deeply and sincerely for the offense that it has caused and do not condone any activity or imagery that insults any audience.”
Pence Leaves Colts Game After Protest During Anthem:
Vice President Mike Pence left a football game between the Indianapolis Colts and the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday after some players knelt during the National Anthem, saying he did not want to “dignify” the demonstration.
Jerry Jones Says Any Cowboys Player Who ‘Disrespects’ the Flag Won’t Play:
“We cannot in any way give the implication that we tolerate disrespecting the flag,” Jones added, per Brandon George of the Dallas Morning News. “We know that there is a serious debate in this country about those issues, but there is no question in my mind, that the [NFL] and the Dallas Cowboys are going to stand up for the flag.”
American Richard H. Thaler wins Nobel Prize in economics:
Richard H. Thaler of the University of Chicago was awarded the Nobel Prize in economics on Monday for his contributions to the field of behavioral economics.
Thaler was cited for his research in the psychology of economic decision-making.
His theory explains “how people simplify financial decision-making by creating separate accounts in their minds, focusing on the narrow impact of each individual decision rather than its overall effect,” the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said.
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences every year awards the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel.
Jason Aldean Opens ‘SNL’ With Vegas Tribute
Country singer Jason Aldean, who was performing as the Las Vegas shooting began, did the “Saturday Night Live” cold open with a tribute to the victims and their families by singing Tom Petty’s “I Won’t Back Down.”
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