The commercial shows a Chinese woman “cleaning” a black man who then emerges from the machina as an Asian man. Photo: SCMP Pictures The commercial shows a Chinese woman “cleaning” a black man who then emerges from the machina as an Asian man. Photo: SCMP Pictures
The commercial shows a Chinese woman “cleaning” a black man who then emerges from the machina as an Asian man. Photo: SCMP Pictures

Chinese company offers apology over ‘racist’ advert, but it doesn't wash

Lei­shang Cosmetics expresses regret over commercial showing black man emerging as ‘clean’ Asian, but blames others for ‘outsized’ reaction

The commercial shows a Chinese woman “cleaning” a black man who then emerges from the machina as an Asian man. Photo: SCMP Pictures The commercial shows a Chinese woman “cleaning” a black man who then emerges from the machina as an Asian man. Photo: SCMP Pictures
The commercial shows a Chinese woman “cleaning” a black man who then emerges from the machina as an Asian man. Photo: SCMP Pictures
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