Faaez Samadi
Jun 8, 2017

Watsons Malaysia apologises for ‘blackface’ ad (Updated)

The pharmacy says the video is based on an old legend and celebrates inner beauty.

(Source: YouTube)

Update On Thursday evening Watsons issued an actual apology, from Caryn Loh, general manager and country head of Watsons Malaysia

We deeply and sincerely apologize for our recent “Legenda Cun Raya” video which was released on social media in Malaysia. The 15 minute video was inspired by the Malay...

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