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London restaurant slammed for ‘offensive and tone-deaf’ ad amid rise of anti-Asian hate

screenshot from London restaurant ad

Social media users are not buying London restaurant The Ivy Asia’s apology over its “culturally insensitive” advertisement for its Chelsea branch that portrayed Asian stereotypes.

The controversy and apology: The commercial, released on Aug. 8, shows two women dressed as geishas hailing a rickshaw with its driver wearing a stereotypical East Asian outfit, according to My London.

‘Too Curvy to Be Asian’: British Officer Found Guilty of Misconduct Against Jogger Keeps Job

British Transport Police

A British Transport Police (BTP) officer who harassed an Asian woman in London last year got to keep his job following a misconduct investigation.

Inappropriate behavior: The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC), which conducted the investigation, said Imran Aftab had inappropriately used his status as a police officer to harass a female jogger and make “sexually inappropriate comments” while he was off-duty back in April 2020, reported The Mirror.  

2 Men Found Guilty of Killing 39 Vietnamese Migrants Trafficked into the UK

Vietnamese migrants

Two men have been convicted in the manslaughter of 39 Vietnamese migrants who were smuggled to the U.K. in a refrigerated trailer last year.

The victims, aged 15 to 44, initially thought to be Chinese, suffocated to death after being sealed in the unit for at least 12 hours, with temperatures reaching an “unbearable” 38.5 degrees Celsius (101 degrees Fahrenheit).

‘Asian Specialist’ on ‘Masterchef’ Called Out For Use of ‘Dirty Food’

Masterchef

A London-based contestant in BBC One’s “Masterchef: The Professionals” faces backlash after reportedly referring to Asian cuisine as “dirty” in her Instagram bio.

Philli Armitage-Mattin, a 28-year-old London-based chef, was called out online for her description of “Dirty food refined.” The line in question has since been removed from her Instagram, according to TODAY.