US food chain courts controversy with ad


  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 10 Apr 2019

Compiled by OH ING YEEN, JO TIMBUONG and R. ARAVINTHAN 

 

A US fast food chain has courted controversy for featuring diners eating burgers clumsily using oversized chopsticks in their commercials, Nanyang Siang Pau reported.

The videoclip was posted on the restaurant’s New Zealand Instagram account to promote its new Viet­namese-inspired burger.

Many people labelled the videoclip as racist.

This was after last year’s controversial commercial by Italian fa­­shion brand Dolce and Gabbana (D&G) depicting a Chinese woman eating pizza, spaghetti and a cannoli with chopsticks.

The ad drew so much flak that top China celebrities, including the brand’s spokesmen Dilraba Dil­mu­rat and Wang Junkai, boycotted a runway show organised by D&G.

 

> Would you like some eggs in your beer?

According to China Press, you can get ice cold beer added with egg yolks with sugar and some butter at Giang Cafe, which has been opera­ting for decades in Hanoi, Vietnam.

The owner invented this in 1999 because he was curious how the combination would taste like. Every morning, he and his daughter would crack 1,000 eggs to be added to beer.

He said his father had invented the combination of eggs in coffee in 1946. Eggs were used in place of milk, which were considered a lu­­xu­­ry for the Vietnamese back then.

> China Press also reported that the South Korean police have confirmed the involvement of Kpop star and former Big Bang member Seungri (pic) to arrange for eight women to travel to the Philippines to provide sexual services.

The country’s police announced that two years ago, Seungri had allegedly arranged for the eight sex workers to travel to his birthday party in the Philippines and he had paid for their travel expenses.

He has been booked for several offences, including offering sexual services at nightclubs that he owns and sharing sex videoclips.

 

The above articles are compiled from the vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). As such, stories are grouped according to the respective language/medium. Where a paragraph begins with a >, it denotes a separate news item. 

 


   

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