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The detergent in the Italian ad says "black" on the container. That's part of the joke that people who aren't paying attention or who don't know what "nero" is won't get.
05-28-2016 02:30 PM
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(05-28-2016 07:58 AM)britchard Wrote:  I did laugh, but it is racist. It's saying that black people are dirty and that you can wash them to find a 'cleaner' (see better) person underneath.

However I don't care. China can do what it wants, none of my business.

I didn't laugh (I see how someone could laugh at it, I just didn't think it was intentionally or unintentionally funny), but otherwise this is how I feel. As a black man who has lived in Asia/the Pacific, I'm shocked SHOCKED that Asian people can be racist!

Quote:I wonder if it also shrunk his penis?

Quote:Race thread?

What could possibly go wrong?

Quote:Would bang the Chinese chick after she turned me Chinese with her racist washing machine.

Quote:It's odd that the product seems to have turned the black guy not only whiter but also gay.

I wish the commercial had been half as funny as this thread.
05-28-2016 06:19 PM
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Seems that the Chinese are not the only ones...


China and India have a huge problem with racism toward black people


Quote:Just minutes before his birthday, Masonda Ketanda Olivier was beaten to death. The Congolese national was confronted by a mob of men late at night last Friday in New Delhi and killed. Police said the incident was a dispute over the hiring of an autorickshaw; Olivier's friend, an Ivorian national, said it was a clear hate crime, with racial epithets repeatedly invoked.

This week, irate African diplomats in the Indian capital pointed to Olivier's murder as evidence of wider discrimination and bigotry against black people who visit and live in India. Olivier, who reports indicate was about to turn 24, was teaching French.

"The Indian government is strongly enjoined to take urgent steps to guarantee the safety of Africans in India including appropriate programmes of public awareness that will address the problem of racism and Afro-phobia in India," Alem Tsehage, the Eritrean ambassador and the diplomat representing other African envoys in New Delhi, said in a statement. They also warned against new batches of African students enrolling in Indian universities.

A number of African diplomats chose to boycott a planned event celebrating the history of India-Africa ties on Thursday.

On the same day, on the other side of the Himalayas, an ad for a Chinese laundry detergent went viral.

It is shockingly racist: The video, which you can watch above, shows a fetching Chinese woman lure a paint-stained, lascivious African man toward her. She briefly toys with him before shoving a detergent capsule into his mouth and him into the machine. Out emerges a fresh-faced Chinese man, looking sparkling white and clean.

The backlash to the ad has been swift in English-language media circles, with the Shanghaist highlighting it as yet another display of blatant racism in China that "can leave you completely and utterly dumbfounded."


These two separate episodes, a murder in Delhi and a callous video in Chinese cyberspace, shouldn't be seen as isolated incidents. Rather, they are features of a prevailing theme: the inescapable racism and ignorance faced by Africans in both countries.


India and China represent two of the world's most dynamic, booming economies. Their populations jointly comprise a third of humanity. The countries both consider themselves now finding their rightful place in the world after centuries in the shadow of an imperial West. Part of their economic rise has seen both nations build robust ties with countries in Africa.

For Beijing and New Delhi, the continent is an important arena not just for trade, but for the exercise of soft power and wider geopolitical goals.

Yet many Africans who have come in the tens of thousands to China and India as students and businessmen, petty merchants and backpackers, complain of persistent racism.

In February, a Tanzanian woman was stripped and beaten by a mob in Bangalore after a Sudanese man, in an entirely separate incident, was believed to have hit a local with his car.

Last year, an Indian publication put together a moving, sad video, below, of testimony from African students and professionals about their experience of daily discrimination. It also includes 2014 footage of a mob in a Delhi metro station attacking three black men with sticks, while chanting nationalist slogans.

"It's like I have a disease," says one student in the video.

In China, it's a similar picture. In a 2013 account, an African American English teacher recounted his students complaining about their instructor: "I don’t want to look at his black face all night," one said.

Africans across the country, whether on university campuses or elsewhere, have also been subject to attack and abuse. Growing merchant communities in certain cities, such as in the southern metropolis of Guangzhou, rub up against a wider population that is ethnically homogenous and largely unfamiliar with the diversity and history of black populations elsewhere.

The African community in Guangzhou has taken to the streets to protest unfair treatment on a number of occasions, including in 2009 after the death of a Nigerian man fleeing a police raid and in 2012 after another man died mysteriously in police custody.


A comedy group based in Shanghai produced a video regarding Chinese stereotypes about black people.

While India is home to a dizzyingly diverse, multiethnic and multilingual society, prejudice abounds. Africans experience the same crude cocktail of ignorance and bias toward "whiteness" as their counterparts in China. The Indian government has promised a swift and judicious investigation into Olivier's murder.

Meanwhile, there's an underlying irony to the Chinese detergent ad. As the Shanghaiist reports, it's a blatant copy of an older Italian commercial, which drew the opposite, albeit similarly awkward, conclusion: "Colored is better."
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Eh, no big deal. It's not like black people weren't thrilled/happy when the Italian commercial came out.
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Is that really what is considered an attractive male in China? I'm a little culturally ignorant to their aesthetic standards so maybe I'm just unaware. Dude looks like a 15 year old boy who's never touched a barbell in his life. I could see if maybe he was dressed like some kind of suave hipster or one of those high-fashion type peacock Asian dudes - but he's just some scrawny vanilla yogurt looking kid.

Girl is definite WB.
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I don't have a filter with comedy, but I found the AD shitty. The Ad was just poorly executed. The garish sound from the machine is what took it over the top from a joke to me. I was engaged up until that part. Minus the garish sound effects I take the AD for what it is. With that in. I get a different view of what it is trying to convey.

It seems like the type of AD made by a bunch of tone deaf suits. You get the same type of crappy ADs here in North America, just in a different variety and bathed in PC. When folks got no ear to the streets/reality this is the shit they come up with. I don't give them credit of being master trolls who wanted a big time reaction which you get sometimes with shock value ads.

(05-29-2016 08:01 PM)General Stalin Wrote:  Is that really what is considered an attractive male in China? I'm a little culturally ignorant to their aesthetic standards so maybe I'm just unaware. Dude looks like a 15 year old boy who's never touched a barbell in his life. I could see if maybe he was dressed like some kind of suave hipster or one of those high-fashion type peacock Asian dudes - but he's just some scrawny vanilla yogurt looking kid.

Girl is definite WB.

You look at billboards and ADs in East Asia and that is the type of aesthetic that is promoted as being attractive: rack thin dudes who look like teenagers with fake looking porcelain skin. For my Chinese homie who lifts and gives zero fucks about a tan, so anytime he goes back to the mainland all the girls think he is a bodybuilder/athlete or something from America. The contrast for him as a Chinese guy works well.
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(05-29-2016 07:50 PM)WalterBlack Wrote:  Seems that the Chinese are not the only ones...


China and India have a huge problem with racism toward black people


Just minutes before his birthday, Masonda Ketanda Olivier was beaten to death. The Congolese national was confronted by a mob of men late at night last Friday in New Delhi and killed. Police said the incident was a dispute over the hiring of an autorickshaw; Olivier's friend, an Ivorian national, said it was a clear hate crime, with racial epithets repeatedly invoked.

Murder over race is certainly way higher on the scale than a laundry ad however before we all jump to the conclusion that this was motivated by hatred of black people we'd have to know more about the specific incident.

People are quick to go racial with slurs even in the U.S. when you get into it with someone over some incident that initially has nothing to do with race. This doesn't mean that everytime someone starts throwing out racial insults it's automatically "hate crimes." It's just people fighting and throwing as many insults as possible to attack the other person with whatever they can. Let's say you had an argument with someone and if they happened to be fat you call them a fat bucket of monkey spunk.

Does that mean you hate all fat people?

I'd say that unless we know more information about this particular murder in India that it could have just been a case of a foreign man who pissed off locals over a business transaction.

We don't know for certain if mutual insults were exchanged and maybe even some physical provocation which led to locals ganging up on a foreigner. This sort of thing happens in a lot of countries and it's not really motivated by race but more of a locals vs foreigner type of thing.

I can tell you that even as a person who is asian if I started some shit in some country like Thailand the chances of me getting ganged up on by locals is pretty high too. Being the same race is not a free pass for this.

Let's be real about another thing too..let's say I went strolling through South Chicago or Inglewood, CA on a fine evening as an asian person and got into some loud business dispute with one of the charming locals. I bet i'd be called chink or gook no less than 5 times before someone attempted to rob or kill me. I'm certain of that. Could you then paint this as a hate crime too? No, because i'm considered a non black "foreigner" and a stranger starting shit on their turf.

That's just human nature at play. Local people are bound to gang up on those that they consider as a threatening foreign presence most of the time unless multicultural cuckoldry has thoroughly emasculated the local population first.
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The average Chinese person gives zero fucks about a western newspaper's social commentary on anti African racism in China. Same thing holds true for India. That race card shit flies in the west only because of things like colonialism, slavery, and collective white guilt that has been indoctrinated in our public schools for the past 40-50 years. Chinese involvement in Africa is a straight up business deal. I know of no instances of Africans being forced to accept Chinese oppression. Same goes for India.

Honestly, I doubt the Chinese are even speaking of this at all. These stories are written to facilitate western rage and a demand that China and India adopt our values.
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That shit is so wong!

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