The advert shows a series of photographs in which a black woman pulls off her T-shirt to reveal a white woman underneath.
The images are part of a Facebook advertising campaign for the company.
President Trump Tweet-lashing Tennessee Senator Bob Corker
It's an extraordinary back-and-forth bashing on social media between a Republican president and a senator from his own party. Trump would be able to lose the support of only two of the Senate's 52 Republicans in order to pass it.
"This did not represent the diversity of real beauty which is something Dove is passionate about and is core to our beliefs, and it should not have happened". "We deeply regret the offence it caused". "The feedback that has been shared is important to us and we'll use it to guide us in the future".
In a direct response to her comments, Dove responded: "The content featured demonstrates the benefits of our Dove body wash for every type of skin..."
Dove has drawn criticism for its adverts before with a 2011 advert that placed three women on a colour gradient, with the lightest woman suggested as the best result.
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Instead, I will give a hand to team-mates and to the coach", the 2006 FIFA World Cup victor and 2012 Euro runners-up added. What has made Pirlo such a popular figure with so many fans was the swagger and style with which he's played the game.
News reports that the screenshots of the ad were first shared by make-up artist Naomi Leann Blake before going viral.
The now-deleted advertisement is not the first time Dove has come under fire for being perceived as racially insensitive.
Dove has been criticized as racially insensitive before for posting a "before and after" advertisement with a woman of color listed as "before" and a white woman the "after". "We do not condone any activity or imagery that intentionally insults any audience", the statement read.
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By contrast, Red Bull Racing disappointed, with Daniel Ricciardo finishing fourth, one place ahead of Max Verstappen . Kimi Raikkonen was sixth but, like Bottas, will also drop five places on the grid after requiring a new gearbox.