In the video, a British guy is shown asking the number of a Chinese woman who had trouble with her English pronunciation. Instead of saying the numbers “666-3629” correctly, she says: “Sex, sex, sex. Free sex. Tonight.”
The ad has since received over 2,000 reactions and hundreds of comments on Facebook.
When the startup re-uploaded the clip last month on Twitter, it gained more traction but also attracted commenters who found the use of the Chinese woman offensive.
This is beyond awful. I think you should take it down, apologize and send whoever came up with it and whoever approved it on some diversity training.
Wow, new levels. That I’m seeing advertising sink to.
Just curious how many of yr co are white men or ppl who’ve bought into white supremacist ideas? Amazingly, taking piss out of many langs does not give you a pass to put out toxic sexist, fetishising Sinophobic content.
Oh, please. You’re not just telling people they can teach their mother tongue anywhere. Your ad says come to Asia where beautiful women are waiting to be laughed at and patronised… and they’ll even go on a date with you! Misogyny and racism aren’t funny. Do better.
How ignorant of this advertisement & I’d love to point out that many Asians are fluent at speaking English. You’re now wrapping up lots of us can’t speak English well.