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Video: Dutch ‘Black Pete’ character appears at Disco Bay Christmas parade, prompting racism row

A traditional Dutch Christmas festival in which people don blackface has made an appearance at Discovery Bay beach, Lantau.

In a video shared by Localiiz on Saturday, five characters can be seen arriving on a boat wearing blackface make-up, lipstick and large wigs. According to the tradition, Zwarte Piet – or Black Pete – is meant to be the servant of Sinterklaas, or St. Nichloas.

Across the Netherlands, the character celebrates the start of the Christmas season by giving out gifts to children alongside Santa Claus. According to polls, most Dutch see the practice as uncontroversial, though – internationally – the tradition has long raised eyebrows, not least owing to Holland’s colonial history.

Video: Hong Kong actor pretends to be Indian auntie in ‘racist’ parody of viral clip

A Hong Kong actor, Derek Wong, has filmed a clip wearing a sari and his face painted brown in a “racist” parody of the viral sensation Pen Pineapple Apple Pen.


In the video, he says he has a “pan-ne” and a “pineapple-le,” as well as an “apple-le,” while mimicking an Indian accent. He also made reference to mangoes and chicken curry as he ran to the bathroom saying: “don’t be afraid of pooping.”

One commenter of the video asked: “Isn’t this…racist?” Another confirmed: “that’s racist dude.”

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A centuries-old ‘joke’: Racist Chinese detergent ad a rip-off of Italian commercial

An ad for Chinese detergent brand Qiaobi raised eyebrows on Reddit on Thursday, attracting over a million views on YouTube.

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In the ad, a woman encounters a black man whilst doing her laundry. After throwing him into her washing machine, he reemerges as a Chinese man.

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“She just ethnically cleansed him,” said one Redditor.

“I thought she was just murdering him and then the Chinese guy popped out,” another noted.

As well as its racist overtones, it appears the ad was – in fact – a rip-off of an Italian commercial.