Sometimes, I come across things that are so ridiculous, I can hardly believe they exist (like Darky Toothpaste). Today, that honor goes to Jessica Simpson. There are so many things wrong with this ad:
Why does the white woman get to wear a pink v-neck while all the women of color wear “traditional ethnic dress”?
And if that’s supposed to be ethnically appropriate, what’s wrong with the Asian woman’s makeup? Is that supposed to be traditional eye shadow?
Why are all the clothes vaguely pink?
Why is the darkest (but not that dark) woman at the bottom of the page, and the palest (artificially pale) at the top, except for the white woman, Jessica Simpson?
Who thought that this mashup of racial, ethnic, and gender stereotypes was a good idea?
Props to my youth for pointing out the ad.