Chinese firm apologizes after ‘racist’ detergent ad

A Chinese firm is apologizing after its seemingly racist ad went viral.
The laundry detergent advertisement depicts a light-skinned Chinese woman throwing a black man covered in paint into a washing machine after a bit of flirting. After undergoing a wash, the man emerges as a light-skinned, clean Chinese man.

Qiaobi, the company behind the ad, issued an apology — but said the international media is exaggerating the reaction.

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