Saturday, August 31, 2013

Dunkin' Socially Irresponsible

Dunkin' Donuts pulled a blackface advertisement in Thailand for its racial insensitivity.  Dunkin's most recent proxy statement stated:

Dunkin’ Brands strives to be recognized as a company that responsibly serves our guests, franchisees, employees, communities, business partners and the interests of our planet.
Who knew racism was in the best interest of our planet?  The Carlyle Group effectively owned Dunkin' Donuts from 2006 to 2012, when it took its final check for $150 million.  Did six years of Carlyle culture, i.e. greed, lead to this ad campaign?  Dunkin' Board member and Carlyle Group Managing Director Sandra Horbach could shed light on this matter, unless she's the one posing in darkface.