Why Are There So Many Racist Commercials?

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Can you spot what's off about this commercial?

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Source: Mic/YouTube

For starters, it features a black man being shoved into a washing machine and coming out "clean" as a fair-skinned Chinese man. 

Qiaobi, the Chinese company behind it, issued an apology after receiving endless backlash — if you consider asking people to stop airing it and overreacting about it an apology. 

But Qiaobi is far from the only brand to ever produce a racist commercial. 

For example, this one advertises that "color is better."

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Are we just hypersensitive? Or are some commercials blatantly racist?

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Tough question.

Try answering that after watching this commercial in which Ashton Kutcher impersonates a Bollywood movie producer:

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Last year, Chinese state media shrunk John Boyega on its Star Wars: the Force Awakens poster.

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And this Thai commercial was pulled for ... obvious reasons.

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We can do better. 

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