Racist Thai ad for skin-whitening pill

January 12, 2016 2:06 AM (UTC+8)

 

A racist Thai commercial touting white skin as a ticket to success has drawn criticism from social media users. The commercial for Snowz — a skin whitening product — was uploaded to YouTube by cosmetic firm Seoul Secret. In the ad, light-skinned Thai actress Cirin ‘Chris’ Horwang appears and says, “Once I stop taking care of myself, everything I have dedicated, (and) the whiteness I have invested in, will be gone.” The camera then pans to show another light-skinned actress beside her while Chris changes into a ‘blackface’ actress. The ad finishes with the tagline, “Just being white is enough to make you win.”

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