Racist Accessories Color Coded…

August 13, 2011  |  

A seller on ebay described his brown faux-leather satchel for $7.98 as “Ni@@er-Brown”. The owner who is based in Shanghai, China listed it’s “Korean style Lady PU leather handbag shoulder bag 4656” in several colors including rose pink, peach blossom and watermelon red–however failed to describe their dark brown shade without throwing in a racial slur. Apparently this isn’t the first time the derogatorily titled color has painted an unpleasant picture.  Read more here…

Most recently, Apple came under fire this June for its “Picture Effect Magic app,” which allowed users to tint their pictures in various shades–including “Ni@@er-Brown.” Again, a faulty Chinese-to-English translation was to blame. Lin Xuehua, the app’s creator issued an apology and promptly changed the color to “brown.”

Can you believe this nonsense?

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