Mattel has issued a statement regarding its alleged lack of an Asian doll in its Tokyo Olympics Barbie collection.
The backlash: The latest wave of criticism started after Barbie repromoted the five-doll collection on July 28. Social media users alleged that none of the toys looked “Asian,” despite the fact that the Games were in Tokyo and that Asians had been winning medals from day one.
A company in China has pulled an advertisement for its makeup removal wipes after receiving backlash for allegedly promoting victim-blaming, CNN reports.
Controversial video: In the Purcotton advertisement, a masked man stalks a woman as she walks through a dark alley at night. The woman removes her makeup with wipes and faces her horrified would-be attacker, scaring him away.
A well-loved Vietnamese restaurant Tank Noodle in Chicago sparked outrage after photos of the owners traveling to attend the Washington D.C. riots surfaced online.
How it started: On Jan. 5, the owners of Tank Noodle, also known as Pho Xe Tang, flew to Washington, D.C. for the riot that occurred on Jan. 6, according to Eater Chicago.
Editor’s Note: This article has been updated with a statement posted by the Mahjong Line on the company’s Instagram and Facebook on Tuesday. O&H Brand Design, which helped design the tiles, also released a separate statement saying they have since cut ties with The Mahjong Line.
The Mahjong Line, a company created by three women from Dallas, Texas, has stirred online controversy for its products that give Mahjong “a modern makeover as playable works of art.”
A TikTok user who goes by the username @citizenattorney1 is currently under fire after advising men who can’t find a wife in America to go to Asia.
The unidentified man, who appears to be no longer active on TikTok, described Asian women in America as “not cool” and “not nice.”
Celebrities, Politicians Blast Trump for Fueling Racism and Xenophobia By Calling It ‘Chinese Virus’
In New York City, local politicians criticized Trump for repeatedly labeling COVID-19 as the “Chinese Virus” during his official press briefings, according to Flushingpost.
Diego Costa, a Spanish footballer for Atletico Madrid, is being blasted online for fake coughing in front of journalists after a match with Liverpool amid the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
The incident occurred on March 12 at the Anfield stadium in Anfield, Liverpool, England where the 31-year-old striker walked through the mixed zone, an area reserved for players to speak to the media after a match, according to Daily Mail.