Racist Detergent Ad in China Equates Dark Skin with Being Dirty

While the following commercial might look like a skit from a late night comedy show, unfortunately it’s not.

It’s actually a ridiculously racist Chinese advertisement for Qiaobi-brand laundry detergent that has been creating a bit of a stir after airing  on television and before cinema screenings across China this month. 

It’s something you have to experience for yourself. Have a look:


Mind boggling.

Racism lurks everywhere, this is not just a Chinese thing, but seriously, in a country of 1.4 billion couldn’t this ad agency find one hire with a hint of good sense to stop this ad from making it all the way to the production phase? Come on.