‘Racist’ Thailand skin-whitening advert is withdrawn

A Thai cosmetics firm has withdrawn its video advertising a skin-whitening product after it was attacked on social media for being racist.

The advert for ‘Snowz’ features famous Thai actress Cris Horwang attributing her success to fairer skin.

The company behind the product, Seoul Secret, issued a “heartfelt apology”, saying it had not meant to offend.

  • Brett_McS

    Dark skin = outdoor labourer. Fair skin = Indoor elite. It’s the same worldwide, except that in the west noticing has become a crime, as Steve Sailor says.

    • Alain


    • What Alain said.

    • I think the Black girl in the photo looks more sultry than the Asian. But who am I to say — every man’s penis has different opinion.

  • Drunk_by_Noon


  • ismiselemeas

    Every chick from Turkey to Japan tries to whiten their skin. It’s the national women’s sport of the Orient.

  • moraywatson

    Like white on rice!!!

  • SDMatt

    I frequently see Chinese ladies in Toronto walking around with a big visor or an umbrella/parasol.

    Black may not crack but to these ladies black is whack, jack.

  • Spatchcocked

    as Pinker says ….see no genes hear no genes say no genes….

  • Spatchcocked

    they hate and resent us…yet they wish to be us….go figure.

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      I’ll take “Envy” for $200 Alex!

    • Alain

      I must disagree about this being an indication of hating and yet wanting to be us. Dark skin has always been associated with low class/low caste while light skin signified high class/high caste. That was the case even prior to any colonisation.

      • tom_billesley

        Suntanned skin was associated with field work, until Coco Chanel made it chic.

  • Edubeat

    Ja mon ze white woman she is a ‘goddess’

  • Asians sometimes do dreadful things like this and wonder what all the fuss is about.


  • tom_billesley

    What’s racist and on whom? Hair straightening, cornrows, buttock implants …