Mediacorp apologises after ad stirs debate about depictions of race

The ad on featured Mediacorp actor Dennis Chew as four characters. PHOTO: DENNISZHOUCHONGQING / INSTAGRAM
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SINGAPORE - Broadcaster Mediacorp, through its celebrity management wing, has apologised for an advertisement that shows an ethnic Chinese actor portraying characters such as a woman in a tudung and a man with visibly darker skin.

The ad on, an e-payments website, features Mediacorp actor and DJ Dennis Chew as four characters - apparently a Chinese man and woman, a Malay woman wearing a tudung, and, with his skin darkened, an Indian man.

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