[Content Note: Racism.]

So, Ad Age has picked "the Top 10 Female Ad Icons of All Time." And their list includes 9 white girls/women and "Miss Chiquita," which has been featured on other lists like "12 Uncomfortably Racist Vintage Brand Mascots."

Ad Age did not even include the current iteration of "Miss Chiquita," which is a human woman dressed like Carmen Miranda, but instead included the original "sexy banana" version.

So their list is basically 9 white girls/women and one racist banana.

Partly, that's because women of color are rarely used in non-racist ways in US advertising. See: Aunt Jemima; Mrs. Butterworth; Land O' Lakes' Native American icon; etc.

But, given the inclusion of "Miss Chiquita," Ad Age wasn't excluding icons based on their racist connotations, so.


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