Mercedes pulls Chinese social media after a backlash in the model’s eyes


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Mercedes’ video ad on Weibo used male and female models to showcase new products. Mercedes-Benz has removed a video ad from a Chinese social media website, state media said, after the clip swept a charged national debate over depictions of Asian-looking characteristics through foreign companies. The video was posted Saturday on Mercedes-Benz’s official Weibo account and then deleted due to public reactions, the Communist Party’s Global Times newspaper said. “The female model’s makeup looked like eyes and back with bridles sparked a heated discussion among netizens, with many accusing makeup of reflecting Western stereotypes about Asians,” the newspaper said Tuesday....