Dove Soap Mad at Hollywood Fat Suits
“Our identity is not your costume”
March 15, 2023 – Dove Soap went after Hollywood this week following Brendan Fraser’s win for Best Actor at the Academy Awards for his performance in The Whale. The company’s criticism was directed at tinseltown for having the actor wear a fat suit rather than using an obese actor. Dove clearly saw an opportunity to make some noise and tweeted: “Stop giving fat suits awards. We want better representation in Hollywood. #LetsChangeBeauty.”
Not everyone found the company comments sincere. Popular YouTuber “thatstarwarsgirl” added, “You’re not for ‘changing beauty’ you’re for selling more soap.”
Fraser previous talked about the suit, saying:
“It was designed with the rules that it would obey gravity and physics. It was appropriately heavy and that really made the experience of playing the part, I think, a lot closer to what it would be like to live in a body of a man that size, for me personally.”
Incidentally, not that long ago, Dove found themselves in hot water over another sensitive topic.