I seriously don't know how to embed the youtube video, so here's the link
OK, this commercial has been on-air for quite a while now. To summerize, the man was pointing to the two fish that reflect the combination of two colors; fair and pink. But the way he said it in Thai also means that the thing or the person has a fair and pink skin, which is commonly perceived as a desirable color of women's skin. Anyway, the feedback of the ad wasn't great. Then, recently, the release this print ad in BTS, it's a sign attached to the window that says 'seats reserved for 'white' people only.'
Frankly, I wasn't offended by the ad so much because, like all advertisement, they want to create impact, making their product becomes the talk of the town. But in the past few day, I've seen my friends posting this ads and criticized it big time, on Facebook and Twitter and other forum. So my question is why does it tricker ppl to act against it so much, since there are many ad that encourage ppl to appreciate white and pink skin (i.e. Ponds) ? Is it because of the way the ad was too obvious? Or because ppl have had enough of these message?
p.s. I was trying to find the picture of the ad on BTS but doun't find one. I guess they removed it.