IN PICS | EFF descends on Clicks branches as fury over 'racist' hair ad continues

07 September 2020 - 12:23 By TimesLIVE
EFF members came out in numbers on Monday at the Mall of Africa to make sure the Clicks store remained closed for business after a "racist" advert for hair products was featured on the retailer's website.
EFF members came out in numbers on Monday at the Mall of Africa to make sure the Clicks store remained closed for business after a "racist" advert for hair products was featured on the retailer's website.
Image: Thapelo Morebudi/The Sunday Times

EFF members across SA have descended on Clicks stores to protest about an advert the health and beauty company published on its website.

In the advert, pictures of two black models and two white models are used for hair products, captioning the pictures of the black hair as '“dry, damaged, frizzy and dull” while the hair belonging to the white models is “fine and flat” and “normal”.

Clicks has since taken down the advert and apologised, laying the blame on Unilever as the advert was for its TRESemmé products.

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Members of the EFF blocked the entrance to the Clicks outlet in the Goodwood Mall in Cape Town.
Members of the EFF blocked the entrance to the Clicks outlet in the Goodwood Mall in Cape Town.
Image: ESA ALEXANDER/SUNDAY TIMES​
A notice at the entrance to the Clicks store in Goodwood Mall, Cape Town, where members of the EFF protested about the 'racist' advert for hair products.
A notice at the entrance to the Clicks store in Goodwood Mall, Cape Town, where members of the EFF protested about the 'racist' advert for hair products.
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EFF members protesting at Mall of Africa in Midrand were there to make sure the Clicks store did not open for business.
EFF members protesting at Mall of Africa in Midrand were there to make sure the Clicks store did not open for business.
Image: Thapelo Morebudi/The Sunday Times
Clicks has come under fire from the EFF and many other South Africans over a 'racist' advert for hair products.
Clicks has come under fire from the EFF and many other South Africans over a 'racist' advert for hair products.
Image: Picture Thapelo Morebudi/The Sunday Times
Despite an apology from Clicks, and the withdrawal of the offensive advert from its website, EFF members protested at the Mall of Africa on Monday after the party vowed to close the retailer's 880 stores nationwide.
Despite an apology from Clicks, and the withdrawal of the offensive advert from its website, EFF members protested at the Mall of Africa on Monday after the party vowed to close the retailer's 880 stores nationwide.
Image: Thapelo Morebudi/The Sunday Times
EFF members danced and sang protest songs outside the Clicks store in the Mall of Africa.
EFF members danced and sang protest songs outside the Clicks store in the Mall of Africa.
Image: Thapelo Morebudi/The Sunday Times
EFF members gathering outside the Clicks store in Kimberley, Northern Cape.
EFF members gathering outside the Clicks store in Kimberley, Northern Cape.
Image: Norman Rosen
Eff deputy president Floyd Shivambu has called on Clicks to identify the people behind the racist advertising campaign, speaking outside the Clicks at Sandton City.
Eff deputy president Floyd Shivambu has called on Clicks to identify the people behind the racist advertising campaign, speaking outside the Clicks at Sandton City.
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Eff deputy president Floyd Shivambu, pictured outside the Clicks at Sandton City.
Eff deputy president Floyd Shivambu, pictured outside the Clicks at Sandton City.
Image: THULANI MBELE
EFF members outside the N1 City in Cape Town.
EFF members outside the N1 City in Cape Town.
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The staff at Clicks, N1 City in Cape Town was quick to close their doors when EFF members tried to force their way into the store.
The staff at Clicks, N1 City in Cape Town was quick to close their doors when EFF members tried to force their way into the store.
Image: ESA ALEXANDER/SUNDAY TIMES

Members of the EFF, led by deputy president Floyd Shivambu, protested outside the Clicks retail store in Sandton City as part of a nationwide protest on September 7 2020. This comes after the retail group released a TRESemmé advert on its website that has been condemned by the EFF as racist. Meanwhile, police are investigating several incidents across the country where stores were vandalised.


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