Do-Not: Dunkin' Donuts Apologizes For Racist Ad For "Charcoal Donut"

Do-Not: Dunkin’ Donuts Apologizes For Racist Ad For “Charcoal Donut”

(AllHipHop News) Dunkin’ Donuts faced an onslaught of negative criticism over their recent advertisement featuring a woman in blackface.

After the Human Rights Watch and thousands of consumers attacked the campaign, the chief communications officer for Dunkin’ Brands, Karen Raskopf issued an apology to the New York Daily News:

On behalf of our Thailand franchise and our company, we apologize for any offense it caused.  We are working with our franchaisee to immediately pull the television spot and to change the campaign


While Raskopf expressed the sorrowful sentiments of Dunkin Donuts, Dunkin Donut’s Thailand CEO Nadim Salhani expressed his own outrage over the racist accusations to Bangkok Post:

It’s absolutely ridiculous. We’re not allowed to use black to promote our doughnuts? I don’t get it. What’s the big fuss?  What if the product was white and I painted someone white, would that be racist?