Black woman featured in insensitive Dove Facebook ad speaks out

Black woman featured in insensitive Dove Facebook ad speaks out
Dove under fire for insensitive ad. (Source:

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - The African-American model featured in the Dove Facebook ad says she was clueless as to what the finished product would look like, she was just happy to be a part of the commercial.

The model, whose name has not been revealed, says she had not idea that they were going to 'portray her as inferior' and even after watching the ad, she's still not sure if she agrees with the majority.

The woman made her feelings known in Facebook post.

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Dove has since issued an apology after a series of images pulled from one of their commercials made their way around Facebook.

The pictures show a black woman who turns into a white woman after taking off her shirt. The white woman then lifts up her shirt to reveal another woman.

Dove tweeted: "We deeply regret the offense it caused."

They also posted the following message on Facebook.

Dove is committed to representing the beauty of diversity. In an image we posted this week, we missed the mark in thoughtfully representing women of color and we deeply regret the offense that it has caused. The feedback that has been shared is important to us and we'll use it to guide us in the future.

The video has since been taken down but the images have been shared thousands of times, starting with make up artist Naythemua on her Facebook page.

She posted: So I'm scrolling through Facebook and this is the#dove ad that comes up.... ok so what am I looking at....

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