Chinese Museum Pulls Exhibit Comparing Animals to Black People

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Chinese Museum Pulls Exhibit Comparing Animals to Black People


By RUSSELL GOLDMAN and ADAM WU OCT. 13, 2017

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  • WeChat, China’s most popular mobile messaging app, apologized that its translation software was rendering the Chinese words for “black foreigner” as a racial slur in English. Last year, the makers of Qiaobi laundry detergent were criticized for an advertisement that depicted a black man being washed with the product, only to turn into a light-skinned Chinese man.

    In 2015, promotional posters in China for the film “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” depicted John Boyega, a black British actor, smaller than he appeared on similar posters in other countries.

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    The photography exhibit in Hubei is expected to end this week. The state news media reported that so far, more than 170,000 people had visited the exhibit, which went up during a national holiday.

    Mr. Yu, an award-winning photographer and vice chairman of the Hubei Photographers Association, has visited Africa more than 20 times. He did not return several calls seeking comment.
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