This ad, for a Chinese laundry detergent called Qiaobi, has just surfaced on YouTube. You don't need Walt to explain what's going on, do you? Agent 78 translates the final voiceover as "You only need one Qiaobi laundry detergent tablet to make a change."
You can imagine the shouting and whining about racism being heard and read in the lamestream media. But here's the twist. As is well known, the Chinese are not so hot on innovation, but great on copying. The Qiaobi commercial owes a lot -- a lot -- to an ad for an Italian detergent called Coloreria. Have a look.
Your challenge for today: Send us an e-mail explaining, in 25 words or less, why the Chinese commercial is racist and the Italian one isn't! Shome double shtandard shurely!