send to Telegram
share on Facebook
send to Viber
send to Whatsapp
send to Messenger
Mars Wrigley released an advertisement for a chocolate bar that identified Taiwan as a separate country. This caused a wave of criticism from Chinese netizens.
The Snickers chocolate bar was at the center of a controversy over an ad that called Taiwan a separate country. After a wave of criticism from Chinese netizens, the manufacturer had to apologize for the video. About this on Friday, August 5, Reuters writes.
The American company Mars Wrigley apologized for the launch of a promotional product, a special version of the Snickers bar for the markets of three countries – South Korea, Malaysia and Taiwan. The commercial states that Taiwan is a country – this was not liked by Chinese netizens, as the PRC considers the island to be its territory.
Videos and photos from the Snickers new product launch event went viral today on the Chinese social network Weibo. The agency indicated that Mars Wrigley posted an apology on its Snickers China Weibo account and said that the related content has been changed.
According to the publications on Twitter, this is a limited edition Snickers bar, which became a creative collaboration with The world-famous South Korean K-Pop group BTS – instead of the usual brand name, the names of the group's main hits are placed on the wrappers of sweets. The video notes that users “only from such countries” will be able to watch the product presentation, after which you can see the flags of Taiwan, Malaysia and South Korea.