Since we can never have enough ginned up controversy over alleged racism in America, the professional grievance mongers are now going abroad in search of monsters to slay. The target this time is an advertisement for a Chinese laundry detergent in which an obviously horny black man is making sexual advances towards a cute young Asian girl and is given a big surprise. She lures him and then stuffs the dude into a washing machine and out emerges a young Chinese man with the black having been scrubbed away by the product being pitched.
While the ad didn’t actually air on American television it was seized upon by racism racketeers and breathlessly reported on by the U.S. media leading the company to grovel and issue an apology. It’s pretty damn ridiculous but that’s just the way we roll in Obamastan, home to a new generation of thin-skinned, freeloaders.
The Associated Press reports “Chinese detergent maker sorry for harm done by racist ad”:
BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese laundry detergent maker apologized for the harm caused by the spread of an ad in which a black man “washed” by its product was transformed into a fair-skinned Asian man.
Shanghai Leishang Cosmetics Ltd. Co. said it strongly shuns and condemns racial discrimination but blamed foreign media for amplifying the ad, which first appeared on Chinese social media in March but was halted after it drew protests this week following media reports.
“We express regret that the ad should have caused a controversy,” the statement issued late Saturday read. “But we will not shun responsibility for controversial content.”
“We express our apology for the harm caused to the African people because of the spread of the ad and the over-amplification by the media,” the company said. “We sincerely hope the public and the media will not over-read it.”
The ad for Qiaobi laundry detergent drops shows a black man entering a room and attempting to flirt with an Asian woman. He is carrying a pail of paint, wears dirty clothes and has a soiled face. She feeds him a detergent drop and stuffs his body into a top-loading washer. When the cycle completes, a fair-skinned Asian man in a clean white T-shirt emerges to the delight of the woman.
When speaking to the Chinese nationalist newspaper The Global Times, a Mr. Wang of Leishang said the critics were “too sensitive,” and the issue of racial discrimination never came up during the production of the video.
The ad’s content rekindled discussions on racial discrimination in China, where prejudices against blacks are likely to be dismissed.
The biggest issue here is that the forced diversity crusade is now moving across oceans and meddling in other cultures. It smacks of liberal hypocrisy too because Islamic extremists are executing gays and some of our trusted allies are truly racist but the Black Lives Matter mob and their fellow travelers couldn’t give a rats ass. The brouhaha over the detergent ad meshes nicely with Obama’s increased aggression with China and this makes for good agitprop to sell the younger generation on future military action.
While it may be in poor taste but you have to admit that the ad is funny as hell