Band-Aid has announced it will make black and brown coloured bandages as part of its “fight against racism, violence and injustice”.
Band-Aid, which is owned by Johnson & Johnson, announced on its Instagram page this week the release of new bandages.
“We stand in solidarity with our Black colleagues, collaborators and community,” it wrote.
“We are committed to launching a range of bandages in light, medium and deep shades of brown and black skin tones that embrace the beauty of diverse skin. We are dedicated to inclusivity and providing the best healing solutions, better representing you.”
It added along with the release of the new bandages, Band-Aid will also be making a donation to Black Lives Matter.
It’s not clear how much it plans to donate.
Race relations and the unjust persecution of people of colour is under the spotlight across the world.
There have been ongoing protests in the US and several other countries since African American man George Floyd died in Minneapolis after a violent police arrest.
Many companies have shown their support for the Black Lives Matter movement.
Lego suspended marketing for its police-themed sets and Netflix took the step of removing a number of programs including programs featuring Australian comedian Chris Lilley.
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