A Malaysian singer has come under fire over the weekend after featuring an ethnically Chinese woman in brownface in his latest music video.
Choo Hao Ren, also known as Haoren, released the song “White Doll” for a Snowbebe advertisement. Snowbebe is a skin-whitening product sold in various countries across Asia.
A skit has been pulled from a Brigham Young University comedy troupe’s lineup after Pacific Islander activists accused the organization of brownface, according to the Salt Lake Tribune. The skit, created by Divine Comedy and titled “Moana You Ugly”, was a mashup of last year’s Disney hit, “Moana”, and the 1969 LDS-produced film “Johnny Lingo”.
The skit in question was named after one of the quotes from “Johnny Lingo”, said by the father of Mahana, one of the main characters: