INTERNATIONAL: Chinese firm apologises over Qiaobi race-row advert

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2016-05-29 19_37_20-Chinese firm apologises over Qiaobi race-row advert - BBC NewsBBC – The manufacturer of Qiaobi said it strongly opposed and condemned racial discrimination, and was sorry the advert had caused controversy.

In it, a black man is stuffed head-first into a washing machine before emerging as a light-skinned Asian.

In its initial response several days ago, the firm had suggested that its critics overseas were too sensitive.

And in a statement of apology late on Saturday, Shanghai Leishang Cosmetics Ltd Co also blamed foreign media for amplifying the advert. It first appeared in March but was halted amid protests this week which followed extensive media coverage of the controversy.

“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,” it said. “We sincerely hope the public and the media will not over-read it.”

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7 comments

  1. Right on brother!!

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  2. what we must consider is this..... if it was an asian put in and a black came out would the asian people be upset??? always look at it from the other people point of view. if you dont like it then dont do it to someone else.

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    • You are such an idiot! That, is why we will always be ridiculed, because there are gore-gores like you condoning what other races do to our people.

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  3. Did not the Black man know what he was advertising!!?? WAS THIS THE ONLY JOB HE COULD FIND!!?? Too often We are laughed at and embarrassed by our own colour and for what!!?? Fame and Money.

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    • Do you know if the man has bills to be paid? Sometimes, it is not just for the $$ but for the necessities the dollars can bring in, like paying the rent, etc. Judge not what you do not know.

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      • So you would do the same thing and embarrass yourself and the Black Race for Money!!?? There are Men and Women who do Not have much money to pay rent and other bills BUT have self Respect (Obviously Not you)). They don't steal, the women don't Prostitute themselves, but scrape and skimp for a living. That man is in China, who paid his Air Fare there, Tell me!!?? He is very young, so I doubt he has family, even there In china. Do you think he was DESPERATE, walking around like a tramp; and the Film Company took pity on him and gave him a job!!?? You say to me "Judge not what you do not know". I say to you "Think before you write Rubbish".

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        • Right on brother!! As a people we don't seem to want to stand for any thing but maybe a dollar in our pocket. A very cowardly trait if you ask me.

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