Multiracial Fashionista Flap
MANILA, Philippines –Several Filipino Internet users were
not pleased with the newest campaign of women’s fashion brand Bayo,
which directly promotes mixed-race models.
Bayo’s “What’s Your Mix?” campaign, launched early this month,
features Filipino-Australian actress Jasmine Curtis-Smith with the text
“50% Australian and 50% Filipino.”
Other models were given labels such as “80% Chinese and 20%
Filipino,” “40% British and 60% Filipino,” and 30% Indian and 70%
“Call it biased, but the mixing and matching of different
nationalities with Filipino blood is almost a sure formula for someone
beautiful and world-class. We always have the fighting chance to make it
in the world arena of almost all aspects,” Bayo said in the ad which,
according to independent social news website Mashable, has been taken down.
Although Bayo stressed that the new ad aims to highlight a person’s
uniqueness, several Filipinos turned to blogs and social networking
sites to say that the “What’s Your Mix?” campaign was “demeaning,” while
some said it was “poorly executed.”
“Bayo had a good idea. They just presented it in a terrible way. Sad,” Klave Answorth said.
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Source: ABS-CBN News.com