03 Aug '11, 6am

Ads in Malaysia slammed for being racist | What’s buzzing? - Yahoo! via @yahoosg

Ads in Malaysia slammed for being racist | What’s buzzing? - Yahoo! via @yahoosg

The ad has drawn a lot of flak from netizens for being racist. (Screenshot: Youtube) A series of recent Ramadan advertisements in Malaysia has drawn flak from many viewers for being racist. The three 8TV public service announcements (PSA) under fire depicted a Chinese girl behaving inappropriately at a bazaar during Ramadan, a month of fasting observed by Muslims every year. In the three ads, the girl shouts at a stall owner; she eats at a stall with Muslim customers watching her; and she wears a sleeveless blouse, but with her shoulders pixelated. After the scenes end, there were messages advising viewers not to "get carried away" during Ramadan, which this year started on 1 August, and asking them to "understand and respect the significance of Ramadan." The ads were met with heavy public criticism. Some angry viewers claimed that the announcements were racist and inappro...

Full article: http://sg.news.yahoo.com/blogs/what-is-buzzing/ramadan-ad...

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