One of the most popular TV shows in the People’s Republic of China has received major backlash from around the world after featuring Asian actors in blackface and black actors dressed as monkeys.
The sketch appeared on the annual Chinese Lunar New Year gala, a 4-hour event that is watched by some 700 million people in the country. The show was aired on the state-run CCTV channel.
The segment was a portrayal of China’s relationship with Africa, but ultimately did little besides attract international condemnation over social media.
CCTV has not responded to any of the backlash.
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