Apologetic Nissin removes ‘racial’ commercial featuring Naomi Osaka

first_img Football By Kunal Dhyani – January 25, 2019 Apologetic Nissin removes ‘racial’ commercial featuring Naomi Osaka ATP Tour Euro 2020: Cristiano Ronaldo at 36, Covers 92m in 14 seconds to score his maiden goal against Germany – Watch YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredUndoMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity Week|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndoMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStory|SponsoredSponsoredUndo TAGSAustralian OpenAustralian Open 2019Naomi OsakaNaomi Osaka Australian OpenNissinNissin Australian OpenTennis Star SHARE Halle Open 2021 Final: Ugo Humbert vs Andrey Rublev, Head-to-Head, LIVE streaming; all you need to know Previous articleIndian origin CTO to lead Discovery’s Eurosport Player and GolfTV projectsNext articleFootball Money League: Real Madrid highest earning club the world over Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. Cricket Queens Club Final: Matteo Berrettini vs Cameron Norrie, Head-to-Head, LIVE streaming; all you need to know Latest Sports News Facebook Twitter Happy Father’s Day: ‘We Miss You’, Hardik Pandya pens emotional message for his father Japanese food brand Nissin was forced to remove its controversial commercial at the Australian Open that depicted tennis star Naomi Osaka with pale skin and light brown hair.The commercial,  depicting Osaka with pale skin and light brown hair in the trademark style of Japanese manga has led to wild public outcry. The Japanese tennis star is born to a  Haitian father and Japanese mother. Cricket Wimbledon 2021: Schedule, Timings, Draws, top seeds, prize money, LIVE streaming in your country; all you need to know Formula 1 F1 French GP 2021 Live: Max Verstappen vs Lewis Hamilton today at 6:30 pm — Follow Live Updates Tokyo Olympics: Organisers mulls allowing 20,000 fans for Tokyo 2020 Opening ceremony Novak Djokovic Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Cricket ICC WTC Final: Ravichandran Ashwin reveals when he plans to retire from cricket Virat Kohli completes 10 years in Test Cricket: 10 things you should know about India skipper- check out ATP Tour Bett1Open 2021 Final: Belinda Bencic vs Liudmila Samsonova, head to head, live stream, all you need to know Sports BusinessBrandsLatest Sports NewsSportNewsSportstarsTennis by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMicrosoftBring your desktop to life with Bing WallpaperMicrosoftUndoE! OnlineCNN’s Christiane Amanpour Undergoes Surgery After Cancer DiagnosisE! OnlineUndoPhotoStickHow To Back Up All Your Old Photos In SecondsPhotoStickUndoOsaka has been endorsing the brand for several years.The video ad campaign, which is said to be based on a manga and animation series called ‘The Prince of Tennis’ and apparently approved by Osaka’s agent, went live earlier in the month. It also included animations of Japanese men’s singles player Kei Nishikori.Following the outrage, Osaka had urged her sponsors to remove the advertisement and consult with her about the way they use her image.  Osaka’s intervention led to withdrawal of the advert accused of ‘whitewashing’. Also Read: Sports Endorsement: US Open Champion Osaka is Shiseido new brand ambassadoradidas reaches tennis grass roots in India with Creators Open launch“I’ve talked to them. They’ve apologised,” Osaka said. “I’m tan. It’s pretty obvious. But I definitely think that the next time they try to portray me or something, I feel like they should talk to me about it.”Daisuke Okabayashi, a spokesman for Nissin Foods Holdings, confirmed that two animation clips, which went up earlier this month, were deleted from the company’s website on Wednesday. “We as a company put human rights first, and our stance of valuing diversity is unchanged,” he said in a telephone interview. “Whitewashing has never been our intention.” Okabayashi said the ads had prior approval from Osaka’s agent. Nissin became Osaka’s corporate sponsor in November 2016.Also Read: Djokovic announces investment and partnership with Universal Tennis RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Sport News last_img read more

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