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  • ♪ (punk rock music) ♪

  • ♪ (tango music) ♪

  • - Oh, I definitely have seen this before.

  • - Oh, I saw this.

  • Reddit already exposed this to me.

  • - I've heard about this before.

  • - I saw this! This is really racist.

  • - I saw this everywhere on Facebook.

  • - What happened to him?

  • (fox whistle)

  • - Oh, that biracial relationship. Yes!

  • - Diamond, it's you and me. (both laugh)

  • ♪ (tango music) ♪

  • - Is this a paid commercial?

  • (fits of laughter)

  • - Oh no, I saw this.

  • (man shrieks in pain)

  • ♪ (sultry music) ♪ - She made him Asian!

  • - And now he's a-- what?!

  • Wait, that's so racist. What?!

  • - The black guy who was filmed in this commercial,

  • I wonder if he knew what he was going into.

  • (sparkle glimmers)

  • - Dumbest commercial ever made.

  • - I don't have any words for that.

  • - This was taken from an Italian commercial, I want to say.

  • - It's funny, but it's messed up.

  • - It's racist as [bleep], but it's so stupid.

  • - That's such a stupid commercial and I'm so upset with it,

  • but it's really funny.

  • - It's a little funny 'cause you're just kinda shocked,

  • but at the same time I don't think this is really a joke ad.

  • Like, I think this is pretty serious.

  • - Is that racist?

  • Is that okay in Asia, to play that on TV?

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  • - (Finebros) So what did you think of this commercial?

  • - It was very confusing.

  • - I should be offended, but I find racist humor hilarious,

  • so I don't care.

  • - I don't really care if anything's offensive.

  • Like, people get offended too easily.

  • But I could see how that's offensive to people.

  • - A lot of people want to be like, "Oh, this is so offensive."

  • That Italian commercial that came out, no one batted an eye

  • when the white guy turned into a black guy,

  • so why is it such a huge deal now?

  • - That is so offensive!

  • - I don't like it at all. I think it's stupid.

  • - It's very disturbing and I do not approve of the commercial.

  • - They're essentially implying that black people

  • are just dirty Asians, which is incredibly [bleep] up.

  • - (Finebros) This was an actual commercial that aired in China recently

  • for laundry detergent. - Oh, it actually aired?

  • Dude. (chuckles)

  • I thought that was a joke.

  • - China, what are you doing? UGH!

  • - (Finebros) Why do you think a company would decide

  • to make a commercial like this? (sighs)

  • - I couldn't even begin to tell you the thought process on that.

  • - Maybe they were sitting there at their meeting.

  • They're like, "Oh, this would spark a lot of controversy.

  • A lot of people would talk about it."

  • - I don't know what would drive these people

  • to put that in their commercial, to actually market this product.

  • - Honestly, I am not a part of the culture.

  • I'm not part of the mindset.

  • I have no idea what they were intending and what they were going for.

  • - If someone in the U.S. made a commercial like that,

  • they wouldn't be a company any more.

  • - It's China and I'm pretty sure there's not many black people over there.

  • It's such a lack of that populace that they didn't think

  • it was gonna be an issue.

  • And I also don't think they expected people from other countries

  • be paying attention to what they're doing.

  • And then, all of a sudden, oh, you know, everybody cares!

  • - (Finebros) It sparked a ton of outrage and backlash online,

  • with people saying it's racist.

  • Do you think that's justified or are people over-reacting?

  • - Um, I mean-- okay, let's get one thing straight.

  • The Internet always over-reacts to anything that ever happens.

  • - At the end of the day, I think it's comedic if anything.

  • Nothing to get really upset about.

  • - It's very racist!

  • They're saying they can wash the black off somebody.

  • - I also wanna know why did this man [bleep] agree to do this?

  • Like, what the hell?! Dude!

  • - I don't understand why anyone would want to--

  • like, "Hey, yeah! I'll audition for this.

  • I love not accepting and loving my race."

  • - "I love suppressing my culture. Yay!" - Oh my god! (laughter)

  • - My grandma, she's super pale, right?

  • And me and my sister are really dark, especially during the summers,

  • and she would always rag on us for being so dark

  • and she'd be like, "That's not pretty. You need to be paler than that."

  • In China, if you're dark, then they're like, "Oh, you're a farmer."

  • So you're lower class, and that's just kinda sucks,

  • you know, 'cause it's like-- I'm just tan, bro.

  • - (Finebros) The company actually released an apology

  • and said they have no intention to discriminate.

  • (snickers)

  • - No intention to discriminate, my ass.

  • You put a black man in a washing machine!

  • - (Finebros) They apologized for quote, "The harm caused

  • to the African American people because of the spirit of the ad

  • and the over-amplification by the media.

  • We sincerely hope the public and the media will not over-analyse it.

  • - Yeah, I mean, at least they apologized, which was kind of halfheartedly,

  • but they didn't stick to their guns, so that's good.

  • - I guess at least they put something out.

  • - That apology is boof.

  • - That was such a politically correct, "Oh, I'm gonna say this

  • just to make it okay."

  • - Shame! (laughs) - Shame!

  • - How are these people executives of companies?

  • - Oh, it's not our fault because, you know,

  • we just made the ad and thought of it.

  • No, it's the media's fault and the people's fault

  • for spreading it around.

  • - Why would you make it worse by saying, "We hope the media won't over-react."

  • Like, that's what the media does!

  • We over-react!

  • - (Finebros) Another interesting aspect of this is people claim

  • this was plagiarism of an ad from Italy made nine years ago.

  • - What?!

  • - (Finebros) So we're going to show that to you now.

  • - Okay. I'm interested to see this commercial.

  • ♪ (tango music) ♪

  • - Same music!

  • - I feel like the music's the same too, huh?

  • - He's gross.

  • - I want to see where they're going with this,

  • 'cause, I mean... it's a white guy.

  • - So far, this is frame-by-frame the exact same commercial.

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  • (man calls out in pain)

  • - (man) No! Arggggh! - He's gonna come out as a black person.

  • (gasps) ♪ (rap music) ♪

  • - So they reversed it! - Aah!

  • - Wait, what?

  • ♪ (rap music) ♪ - What?!

  • - The [bleep] music though!

  • - (laughing) What?

  • - "Colored is bet--".

  • - "Colored is better!"

  • (giggling)

  • - SOS, help. I can't-- I can't deal with these.

  • - It's still racist, but this one was funny.

  • - What's with all these racist detergent companies?

  • - That was the exact same commercial, frame-by-frame.

  • - Since it has someone turn into the black guy

  • versus, like, vice versa, no one's gonna care.

  • I feel like that one, we should be upset at too.

  • - That was a colored detergent, so that turned him black,

  • and the other one was probably a bleaching detergent,

  • so it turned the black guy white, so that's [bleep] up.

  • - Both of them are stupid.

  • Like, the issue here shouldn't even be like,

  • "Oh, they stole this idea."

  • That idea shouldn't have existed in the first place.

  • - (Finebros) Finally, with commercials like these still being made,

  • do you think it has any repercussions on society?

  • - Um, I feel like-- I don't know.

  • Like, all this stuff happens and society is offended very easily.

  • - I don't think there are gonna be any repercussions,

  • like life-changing culture or changing society.

  • That's not gonna happen.

  • - It still shows that racism exists.

  • That we haven't looked past skin color

  • and we're still seeing people as other ethnicities

  • instead of just people.

  • - It's just gonna start a discussion,

  • which is the most important place to start,

  • is just an open conversation about what is right and