Chinese detergent maker sorry for racist ad


spaminator
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Chinese detergent maker sorry for racist ad
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
First posted: Monday, May 30, 2016 01:19 AM EDT | Updated: Monday, May 30, 2016 01:23 AM EDT
BEIJING -- A Chinese laundry detergent maker apologized for the harm caused by the spread of an ad in which a black man "washed" by its product was transformed into a fair-skinned Asian man.
Shanghai Leishang Cosmetics Ltd. Co. said it strongly shuns and condemns racial discrimination but blamed foreign media for amplifying the ad, which first appeared on Chinese social media in March but was halted after it drew protests this week following media reports.
"We express regret that the ad should have caused a controversy," the statement issued late Saturday read. "But we will not shun responsibility for controversial content."
"We express our apology for the harm caused to the African people because of the spread of the ad and the over-amplification by the media," the company said. "We sincerely hope the public and the media will not over-read it."
The ad for Qiaobi laundry detergent drops shows a black man entering a room and attempting to flirt with an Asian woman. He is carrying a pail of paint, wears dirty clothes and has a soiled face. She feeds him a detergent drop and stuffs his body into a top-loading washer. When the cycle completes, a fair-skinned Asian man in a clean white T-shirt emerges to the delight of the woman.
When speaking to the Chinese nationalist newspaper The Global Times, a Mr. Wang of Leishang said the critics were "too sensitive," and the issue of racial discrimination never came up during the production of the video.
The ad's content rekindled discussions on racial discrimination in China, where prejudices against blacks are likely to be dismissed.
Two scenes from a detergent ad by Shanghai Leishang Cosmetics Ltd. Co. are shown on computer screens in Beijing, Sunday, May 29, 2016. The Chinese laundry detergent maker apologized late Saturday for the harm caused by the spread of an ad in which a black man "washed" by its product was transformed into a fair-skinned Asian man. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

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Angstrom
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It doesn't appear the Chines buy into our ultra sensitive Political correct fashion trend society.
Last edited by Angstrom; May 30th, 2016 at 05:00 AM..
 
Blackleaf
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It's based on an Italian ad from about ten years ago, but in that one the woman shoved a white man into the washing machine and he came out black.

I don't recall there being any cries of "Racist advert!!!" by the BBC and Sky and The Guardian and other media at the time, though. There was no mention of it at all.

The Lefty PC Brigade are so blatantly hypocritical it's hilarious.
 
Curious Cdn
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Those racist Chinese!

They sure know a lot about laundries,though!
 
Blackleaf
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rQYKmC8jls8
 
Tecumsehsbones
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In a televised news conference, a spokesman for Shanghia Leishing said "We solly."