CNN asks if this commercial for a Chinese laundry detergent is the “most racial ad ever.”
That’s a pretty high bar, so you be the judge!
In the ad, a black man covered in dirt and stains starts flirting with a pretty Chinese girl. The Chinese girl beckons the man to come over, but instead of kissing him, she shoves a laundry pod in his mouth (Chuck Schumer warned us!), throws him head first into the washing machine and then sits on it so he can’t escape. When the wash cycle is done, our heroine opens the lid and out pops a clean Chinese man.
What do you think: Funny or “most racist ad ever?”
Some thoughts from around Twitter:
I had high expectations for how racist this Chinese laundry detergent ad would be, and it massively exceeded them: https://t.co/PclJ3neMZU
— Tom Gara (@tomgara) May 26, 2016
Well, of course Vox thought this.
Perhaps another case of intentional offensiveness to gain free media thru controversy #RacistAd #Controvertizing https://t.co/0ENRyh8dLu
— Kabir Grewal (@MRK8ING) May 28, 2016
This Chinese laundry detergent commercial is going viral for all the wrong reasons. https://t.co/ti6TrcA5KQ pic.twitter.com/BSE7bzhOxb
— Mother Jones (@MotherJones) May 27, 2016
This Chinese laundry detergent commercial is racism at its finest: https://t.co/3Ui14tfnN4 pic.twitter.com/EXIcICKtkC
— The Root (@TheRoot) May 26, 2016
Can racism be fine?
Holy crap. This is most nakedly racist modern-era thing I've ever seen! https://t.co/qNWDl9lsYD
— Gene Weingarten (@geneweingarten) May 26, 2016
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