Posted by Jeremy Goldkorn on Monday, May 31, 2010 at 2:07 PM
Above is an ad for Sina's coverage of the upcoming World Cup football competition in South Africa that appeared in today's Beijing News.
The copy reads:
The photo shows football commentator Huang Jianxiang wearing what appears to be Native American headdress and with his skin darkened by some kind of PhotoShop blackface.
Huang has a controversial history: see Danwei links below for more. For Africa stereotypes in China, see Danwei's African Billboards of Beijing video.
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