Newsflash: Racism isn’t funny, cute or marketable. It’s deplorable. So is misogyny and homophobia, yet somehow some of the world’s biggest brands missed the memo.
From viciously condemning coming out as gay, to blatantly endorsing the violent degradation of women, to making light of suicide, these brands totally blew it. They beyond crossed the line, sullying their reputations, alienating customers and outraging entire groups of people. So, no, a superficial “Whoops, we’re sorry,” doesn’t begin to cover it.