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Updated on: Tuesday, October 26, 2021, 02:31 PM IST

Dabur withdraws Karwa Chauth ad featuring same-sex couple after receiving major backlash online

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Dabur, a consumer goods company, is the latest brand to pull an ad after receiving negative feedback online. A section of social media users panned a Dabur ad depicting a same-sex couple celebrating Karva Chauth for their product Fem Creme bleach.

The viral ad featured two young women applying Fem bleach to their hair as they prepared for their first Karwa Chauth. They are also given festive clothes to wear on the occasion by another woman as they discuss why they are fasting on Karwa Chauth. Both of these women are eventually discovered to be partners as they face each other with a sieve and an adorned thali in front of them.

Following the backlash, Dabur took to social media to apologise to it's consumers. Here's what the company said, in its apology: “Fem's Karwachauth campaign has been withdrawn from all social media handles and we unconditionally apologise for unintentionally hurting people’s sentiments."

Have a look at the apology put out on Twitter:

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Dabur had earlier responded to backlash it received online in a separate statement. Here's what it said: “Dabur and Fem as a brand strive for diversity, inclusion and equality, and we proudly support these values in our organisation and within our communities. Our campaigns too reflect the same. We understand that not everyone will agree with our stance, and we respect their right to hold a different point of view. Our intention is not to offend any beliefs, customs and traditions, religious or otherwise. If we have hurt he sentiments of any individual or group, it was unintentional, and we apologise.”

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Published on: Tuesday, October 26, 2021, 10:07 AM IST
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