Racist ads: Seoul Secret uses Cris Horwang in blackface to promote skin-whitening pill – TomoNews

BANGKOK — “Just being white, you will win,” claims Thai cosmetic company Seoul Secret, in a new ad for a skin whitening pill called Snowz. The ad features Cris Horwang, a Thai actress, singer, DJ and white skin product promoter. “If I stop taking care of myself, everything I have worked for, the whiteness I have invested in, may be lost,” the 35-year-old model says as her skin turns to dark black. Horwang goes on to say, “A newcomer will replace me and turn me into a dark star.” Skin-whitening products stock the shelves of cosmetic stores all across Asia. And Horwang is no rookie to promoting the light-skin trend. Seoul Secret decided to pull the ad and apologized in a statement on Facebook where they said, “Our company did not have any intention to convey discriminatory or racist

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