A commercial for a Chinese laundry product is causing quite a stink in the U.S.
It’s gone viral on social media with some comments almost as racist as the commercial itself.
It depicts a Black man making advances at a Chinese woman.
She responds flirtatiously, coaxing him to get closer.
That’s when she pushes him inside the washing machine along with the detergent Qiaobi.
The Black man comes out of the wash with his White shirt cleaner than ever and with his face transformed into that of a Chinese man.
The implication of that Blacks are somehow dirty. It has been derided by many as racists.
Others have commented with shrunken penis jokes.
But I digress. It’s unfortunate these racist attitudes not only persist in China, but are accepted in their mainstream culture.
When one looks at the anti-Black attitudes among some Chinese in America, you have to wonder if these attitudes go back to China.
It’s up to those in the know to chip away at these attitudes and educate those who hold them. Words like hok gwai, Black devil, and bok gwai, White devil, are pervasive in the Chinese language. They should not be carried on by those who know better. This commercial is just another example of racist attitudes that must be wiped out.
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