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A Chinese detergent maker has blamed foreign media for whipping up controversy over an ad in which a black man “washed” by its product was transformed into an Asian man.

Shanghai Leishang Cosmetics apologised and said it strongly condemned racial discrimination but it pointed the finger at news reports for overblowing the ad, which first appeared on Chinese social media in March.

The company pulled it, though, after the clip went viral this week and drew both outrage and scores of media reports outside the country.

“We express regret that the ad should have caused a controversy,” the statement issued late on Saturday said. “But we will not shun responsibility for controversial content.”

“We express our apology for the harm caused to the African people because of the spread of the ad and the over-amplification by the media,” the company said.

“We sincerely hope the public and the media will not over-read it.”

The ad for Qiaobi laundry detergent drops shows a black man entering a room and attempting to flirt with an Asian woman. He is carrying a tin of paint, wears soiled clothes and has paint on his face.

She then feeds him a detergent drop and stuffs his body into a top-loading washer. When the cycle completes, a fair-skinned Asian man in a clean white T-shirt emerges to the delight of the woman.

When speaking to the Chinese nationalist newspaper The Global Times, a company representative named as Mr Wang, said the critics were “too sensitive,” and the issue of racial discrimination never came up during the production of the video.

The ad’s content rekindled discussions about discrimination in China, where many say prejudices against blacks are likely to be dismissed.

Associated Press

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Mona Gucci Slams Emelia Brobbey 

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Mona Gucci, a Ghanaian actress, TV show host, and self-made lawyer, has unprovokedly attacked Kumawood actress-cum-singer Emelia Brobbey.

Mona Gucci can be clearly heard warming a friend not to use Emelia Brobbey’s songs as the background of her Snapchat posts in a fast trending audio that has gone rife on the local digital space.

According to Mona Gucci, Emelia Brobbey is untalented and her songs are meaningless, so she becomes irritated whenever she hears them.

She went on to say that she would be very disappointed in her friend if she saw anything about Emelia Brobbey on her posts again.

Many social media users who have seen Mona Gucci’s disturbing rants about innocent Emelia Brobbey have expressed their displeasure with the Onua TV employee.

According to these sources, Mona Gucci simply despises Emelia for no apparent reason and is only jealous of her success.

Emelia Brobbey is not a particularly talented musician, but personally attacking her is unacceptable.

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Britney Spears Suffers Miscarriage Weeks After Announcing She’s Pregnant

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Britney Spears has disclosed that she had a miscarriage.

Last month, the singer revealed that she and fiancé Sam Asghari are expecting their first child together.

She made a heartbreaking announcement on Instagram today.

She wrote: “It is with our deepest sadness we have to announce that we have lost our miracle baby early in the pregnancy.

“This is a devastating time for any parent. Perhaps we should have waited to announce until we were further along however we were overly excited to share the good news.

“Our love for each other is our strength. We will continue trying to expand our beautiful family. We are grateful for all your support. We kindly ask for privacy during this difficult moment.”

Sam commented on Britney’s post, writing: “We will have a miracle soon.”

Britney Spears suffers miscarriage weeks after announcing she

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Feli Nuna’s ‘Towel’ Makes It To Boomplay ‘Girl Vibes’ Playlist

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Feli Nuna, Off Da Ground signed singer, has had her first playlist appearance with her newly released song “Towel”.

Feli Nuna’s song ‘Towel,’ produced by Shawerz Ebiem, was released on May 11, 2022.

Feli Nuna made a spot on the ‘Girl Vibes’ playlist, which featured other well-known female artists from around the world, in her first music chart appearance since the release of ‘Towel.’

Feli Nuna’s ‘Towel’ song received some streams on the Playlist which had over 1 million in total

Check out the playlist below.

Feli Nuna’s towel song is all about self-care. Self-care is defined as the ability of individuals, families, and communities to promote health, prevent disease, and maintain health by eating well and engaging in relaxing activities that can help manage stress levels.

Feli Nuna, born Felicia Nuna Akosua Tawiah, has appeared on major stages across Ghana, including the Ghana Music Awards Nominees Concert, the 4styte Music Video Awards, Coke Studio Africa, the Yaws Fashion Show in Gambia, the Asia-Africa Youth Festival in China, and many others.

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