Old Italian laundry detergent commercial from around 2007:
New Chinese laundry detergent commercial from 2016:
From Murdoch’s News.com.au:
Is this the most racist commercial ever made?
MAY 27, 20164:15PM
THIS Chinese commercial for laundry detergent is being labelled the most racist ad ever made. …
It’s worth pointing out that the ad is a remake of an Italian commercial made almost ten years ago which featured a woman washing a white man with a product aimed at treating “colours”. To the woman’s delight, the man emerges from the process black. The slogan for the Italian product, Coloreria laundry powder, was: “Colour is better”.
However, those behind the Chinese remake somehow managed to turn a clever idea into one of the most blatantly racist videos that has ever appeared on TV.
Who is more likely to keep their countries when this happens:
the Europeans or the East Asians?
I visited London in both 1980 and 1987.
I can recall riding the tube into Victoria Station in 1987 on my honeymoon and thinking, “Wow, the last time I was on this train there weren’t so many white single mothers (without wedding rings) with half-black babies. Ladies of London, I’m from Chicago so I know about these things. Are you sure you’re making the right life decisions?”
According to the Washington Post:
I dunno … Judging from U.N. population forecasts, Europe has a bigger problem.