Refilwe Modiselle has questioned the inclusion of a person living with albinism in an ad campaign by Dove. Their latest campaign sets out to break down beauty stereotypes and encourages women from around the world to share their pictures under the hashtag #ShowUs.
The campaign has women from around the world, of all genders, races, sexualities and ages. Globally, the campaign is doing well. But Refilwe noticed a fatal flaw. Dove South Africa included a model with albinism in their Twitter campaign. This is not only incorrect, but dangerous too.
Refilwe decided to call them out, as someone with albinism herself. She explained the brand's products are harmful to people with the condition. As much as the brand wants to show a diversity of beauty, does that mean they can include people who their products have harmed?
Many fans, though, came in to defend Dove. Sharing that their own family members with albinism have been using Dove "without issues".
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