Dr Mumbo

Best & Less & watermelons

While Dr Mumbo welcomes any brand that makes an effort to diversify away from a relentless sea of white faces on their advertising, Dr Mumbo is a little surprised to see the cover of the new Best & Less catalogue currently being distributed across Australia.

Given the stereotype around black people and watermelons, is this cover shot really ideal?

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As Dr Mumbo’s informant puts it to him: “Arguably the most insensitive imagery on a retail catalogue possible, and B&L has an American CEO. What were they thinking??”

Source: Wikipedia

Source: Wikipedia, 1909 postcard

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