‘You just need to be white to win’: cosmetics company pulls blackface ad

BANGKOK (AP) — “You just need to be white to win.”

A skin-whitening ad in Thailand featuring that slogan alongside a famous actress in blackface makeup sparked such outrage that the company pulled it Friday, just a day after releasing it. The retraction did little, however, to stem a debate the ad ignited about the regularity of racist advertisements in the Southeast Asian country.

The online video campaign for a new product called “Snowz” starred porcelain-skinned Thai movie star...

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