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Dove, whose lat­est ad­vert was de­nounced as racist. The com­mer­cial for body wash shows a black wo­man peel­ing off her T-shirt to re­veal a white wo­man un­der­neath. Dove apol­o­gised and with­drew the ad­vert, which it said “missed the mark in rep­re­sent­ing women of colour thought­fully” ( see page 49). Den­nis the Men­ace, who has had a makeover. In a new CBBC series – de­signed to ap­peal to the in­ter­na­tional mar­ket – the Beano’s most fa­mous mis­cre­ant has swapped his cat­a­pult for an ipad. His dog Gnasher now has neat white teeth in place of his trade­mark fangs; and his neme­sis Wal­ter is no longer dubbed a “softie”, to avoid ac­cu­sa­tions of ho­mo­pho­bia.

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