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Detergent Company's Racist Ad Raises a Ruckus

And it's a direct ripoff of another racist ad from nearly a decade ago

(Newser) - What could possibly be offensive about an advertisement for something as mundane as laundry detergent? Plenty, it turns out—at least when it comes to this commercial for a Chinese cleaner that has earned it the label of "most racist ad of 2016" from BuzzFeed , which adds viewing it... More »

Krispy Kreme Apologizes for 'KKK Wednesday' Promo

It was supposed to be a fun event for kids, not about the Klan

(Newser) - A UK Krispy Kreme was determined to show kids on winter break a good time, so it promoted on Facebook a weeklong roster of activities that included Funday Monday, Colouring Tuesday, and … KKK Wednesday. The Hull branch of the doughnut purveyor has since taken down the ad, per Mashable... More »

Sheep, Sex, Rugby Don't Mix: New Zealanders

Run-up to Rugby World Cup has some marketing people trying too hard

(Newser) - What do bikini-clad models herding sheep and no-sex campaigns have to do with rugby? Not a lot, but those are two of the wacky promotional ideas that have New Zealanders in a huff in the run-up to next month's 2011 Rugby World Cup, reports the AP . Organizers had wanted... More »

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