People are extremely angry about this Nivea ad, for obvious reasons 😳
It can't be easy going up against Dove when it comes to adverts. But it appears that Nivea aren't really trying any more, and have started putting out white propaganda instead.
White supremacist slogan
People have been venting their anger and confusion today at Nivea, after they put an advert out on Facebook a few nights ago, using a white supremacist slogan "WHITE IS PURITY".
Nivea for some reason posted this advert on their Middle East Facebook page, where it was met with astonishment and disdain.
Meanwhile - Nivea shares a white supremacist post on its Middle East Facebook page. pic.twitter.com/ZiZZGuMw9P— Alex Bourgeois 🇫🇷 (@wakanouka) April 3, 2017
But it was also welcomed by Alt Right Groups (Nazis) who commented their support on the post.
Nivea's now deleted facebook post was quite popular with the alt right last night pic.twitter.com/BnT148kOcj— Benjamin YoungSavage (@benjancewicz) April 4, 2017
1488, which was commented by several people, is a code used by white supremacist groups.
Nivea have since removed the post, and apologised to one person who complained on twitter.
@starfishkegels The NIVEA Middle East post was not meant to be offensive. We apologise and it's been removed. NIVEA truly values diversity and equality 💙— NiveaUK (@niveauk) April 4, 2017
But that hasn't exactly silenced everyone's complaints.
@benjancewicz Jesus. You'd think they have someone in their ad agency that understands the broader context.— JF de Buren (@threebeehives) April 4, 2017
Wow. Nivea now the deodourant of the alt-right*.— Joe (@goulcher) April 3, 2017
Jesus there's a second one to that Nivea white purity. Fuck. pic.twitter.com/ubgI8tANGb— chester of drawers (@dianasaladpot) April 4, 2017
The advertisement ran back in 2011, until it was pulled after very similar complaints.