Mediacorp apologises after ad stirs debate about depictions of race

The ad on epaysg.com featured Mediacorp actor Dennis Chew as four characters.
The ad on epaysg.com featured Mediacorp actor Dennis Chew as four characters.PHOTO: DENNISZHOUCHONGQING / INSTAGRAM

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 epaysg.com, 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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