• Unilever unit moves to increase diversity amid outrage over racist hair ad

    Unilever unit moves to increase diversity amid outrage over racist hair ad

    The South African unit of Unilever will set up an advisory board and a diversity committee after apologizing for a hair care ad it admitted was “racist,” the consumer group said Friday. The advertisement by its TRESemmé brand, was posted on drugstore Clicks website last Friday, and described images of black women’s hair as “frizzy …
  • Clicks pharmacy closes stores amid outrage over racist hair ad

    Clicks pharmacy closes stores amid outrage over racist hair ad

    South African pharmacy chain Clicks closed its stores Wednesday after a racist advertisement on its website sparked violent protests. Clicks made the decision amid outrage over the ad for shampoo brand TRESemmé, which labeled images of black women’s hair “frizzy & dull” while describing white women’s hair as “fine & flat” and “normal.” Clicks apologized …