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So Chinese citizens also think that ad is racist

The laundry detergent ad that's been blowing up the Internet is also receiving backlash in China.

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Social media users have expressed exasperation about a new Chinese laundry detergent commercial by a company called Qiaobi. That frustration, though, hasn't been limited to Western countries. Most users discussing the commercial on Weibo, a Chinese blogging platform, say the commercial is "racist" as well as "horrible and disgusting," according to Quartz

While China's political and economic relations with (along with their media depictions of) Africa and people of darker complexion have been historically fraught, the social response in China has not been as consistently apathetic as some publications have arguably implied.

If you haven't seen the commercial, check out our coverage on it.