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Chinese ministry sparks outrage over mocking India with its racist brownface video

The one-minute video, which was posted on Weibo over the weekend, appears to be a public service announcement on road safety


The one-minute video, which was posted on Weibo over the weekend, appears to be a public service announcement on road safety, reminding citizens to wear a helmet and seatbelt when riding motorcycles.

The video stars a local parodist named Brother Hao, who dons a turban and whose skin is heavily covered by dark brown makeup. He is joined by two other men who look the same, as well as three fair-skinned women who wear sequined dresses reminiscent of clothing in many Bollywood movies.


“You can't make this up! The official account of the Ministry of Public Security (Chinese police) has used the video of blackfaced Chinese performers who make videos while dancing to Bollywood tunes to teach people about road safety,” Indian journalist Aadil Brar tweeted.

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