Today’s episode of New Activists features anti-racism campaigner Munroe Bergdorf responding to Dove’s controversial advert.
The advert, which Dove has since removed and apologised for, features a black woman transforming into a white woman in a three second GIF on Facebook.
After tweeting her disdain for the advert, Bergdorf was invited on ‘Good Morning Britain’ and ‘The Victoria Derbyshire Programme’ to talk about diversity in beauty adverts.
“I don’t know if the advert is racist, it’s definitely racially insensitive,” said Berdorf in her New Activists video diary.
“Advertising companies need to be much more mindful when they are creating these adverts. They need to think about having a diverse workforce, not just a diverse cast.”
New Activists is HuffPost UK’s docu-reality series which follows the daily lives of five highly-motivated young campaigners. The ten-week series documents the highs and lows of life as they try to change the world.