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Dunkin’ Donuts apologizes over campaign in Thailand

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Posted at 10:58 AM, Sep 02, 2013
and last updated 2013-09-02 13:07:56-04

Dunkin’ Donuts may have just come to Utah.. but the donut chain is now apologizing for a controversial ad campaign featured in Thailand.

It features a woman in blackface makeup promoting a new chocolate flavored donut.

The company’s Chief Executive in Thailand initially defended the campaign, but the U.S. headquarters quickly followed up with an apology. The company tweeted an apology after numerous complaints on various social media platforms. Their apology said “We are working with our Thailand franchisee to immediately pull the ad. DD recognizes the insensitivity of this spot.”