A black man walks in and gets 'washed' a different colour
Hey presto! He emerges a fair-skinned Chinese man.
The lady doing laundry is apparently delighted by this development.
It's not the first time we have seen awkward advertising in China. The Darkie brand of toothpaste is called "black man toothpaste" in China.
British and US advertisements for Pears Soap dating from the early 19th Century pushed the racist stereotype of black skin as dirty and white as somehow pure and desirable.
Now THAT's funny. It kind of makes me look at the Chinese in a different light. Usually they walk around with those emotionless expressions. At least the ones I see do. I don't mean Chinese-Americans, I mean Chinese from China.
I guess they have a sense of humor after all. People need to lighten up. After all, it was just a commercial and they were just kidding around. Some people need to develop a thicker skin - no pun intended!