Why does the ad industry keep making racist mistakes?

Our industry keeps on making simplistic racist clichés across all forms of advertising in 2019. Ravi Amaratunga Hitchcock of Pi Studios asks: How is it still happening? How can it be stopped?

Last year was a vintage for racist clichés in advertising, from Heineken telling us sometimes lighter is better to HM’s coolest kid in the jungle and Dolce Gabbana's orientalist Chopstickgate embarrassingly defended by Stefano Gabbana.

Gucci even managed multiple blunders. Sikhs were left outraged with white models wearing a US$790 turban and an unbelievable blackface incident left Gucci’s own ambassador, Dapper Dan, calling for immediate action after stating that there is no...

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