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China: File under 'What were they thinking?'

13 August 2010 16:32

Mary Fifita is a Lowy Institute intern working on a Policy Brief series tracking China's aid program in the Pacific.

Ever wondered what your favourite Hollywood celebrities would look like if they were black'

Me neither.

But apparently China's state-run media people have. Journalists at the People's Daily and Xinhua have been busy formulating images of white American celebrities photoshopped with African-American facial features and skin tone. The slideshow was also posted on the English-language version of the news site, which leads you to wonder what they were thinking, doing something so obviously likely to offend. Inevitably, there has been widespread outrage on the internet.