Connect with us

Social Stories

M’sian Singer Apologises & Removes Brownface Music Video After Backlash


Pjimage 2021 01 26T104133
Source: Haorened & YouTube

Follow us on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest stories and updates daily.

Yesterday (25 January), many were appalled by a music video by Malaysian singer and actor, Choo Hao Ren, titled White Doll which is about a girl who is bullied by her classmates for being ‘very tanned’ and a boy who is obsessed with whitening products and the fairness of his own skin.

Unsurprisingly, the video received backlash with netizens calling Hao Ren out for the usage of brownface or even blackface just to promote the fairness products.


Post the backlash, Hao Ren uploaded an “explanation” defending himself and his music video saying that his artwork is to imitate people in Malaysia who get tanned by the sun.


“This is a true story of my girlfriend, Gladish who used to walk to school and become tanned.”

Despite him defending himself, netizens continued to call him out and even asked him to go read-up on the history of brownface. Yesterday, Hao Ren posted a statement on his social media apologising to anyone who felt uncomfortable watching the video. The music video has also been temporarily removed from the channel.

He added that he didn’t mean to offend anyone and it was only because the plot needs the makeup to perform the tanned skin that’s based on a true story.

“I will discuss this topic on my channel tonight. In Malaysia, a country with strong sunlight, is it really inappropriate to do a tanned makeup on actor to present a plot of sunburnt? Even-though the story end up show unconditional love from the boy towards the tanned skin girl?”


While a majority of netizens were mostly saying how the music video should be permanently deleted instead of temporarily removing it, there were also some netizens defending the video and equating the situation to “cancel culture”.


Haoren4 1

What does the apology video say?

At 10am today (26 January), Hao Ren posted an apology video on his YouTube channel. In the video, he apologised again if anyone was offended by the video. However, he added that his intention was to emphasize taking care of the female leads’ sunburned skin and also to show the protagonist finally being with the girl “despite” her still being tanned.

“I never intended to touch on racism topics. We all live in a multi-racial country and I am still learning everyday. I absolutely do not support racial discrimination.”

Hao Ren also said that the video will be re-edited and re-uploaded without any offensive content at all.

Was the apology enough? Let us know what you think!


Also read: M’sian Singer Uses Brownface In Music Video, Defends His Choice Despite Backlash

My Post 2021 01 25T134146.667

Source: Haorened
Source: Haorened
Source: Haorened
Source: Haorened

Follow us on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest stories and updates daily.

Just In

Election Scam Election Scam
News30 mins ago

74yo M’sian Loses RM70k to Scammer Who Approached Her at Market Claiming To Be Govt Official

Just recently, Malaysia has been hit with a wave of scam incidents. That being said, many Malaysians have been living...

Collage Fight 1 Collage Fight 1
News2 hours ago

Australian Man Severely Injured in Fight With M’sians at TREC KL, PDRM Arrests 3 Local Men

If you have drank or partied before, you would know that the line between having just enough to drink to...

Collage Elephant Collage Elephant
News5 hours ago

Wild Elephants Return To A Residential Area in Kluang, Johor To Forage For Food

Wild animal sightings have become more and more frequent recently. Just 3-4 weeks ago, a tiger was spotted roaming a...

Feat Image Rural Roads Malaysia Feat Image Rural Roads Malaysia
News24 hours ago

Rural Development Minister: Govt Allocates Over RM1.2 Billion To Improve Road Systems In Rural Areas

Rural Development Minister, Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid revealed that the government has allocated over RM1.2 billion to provide a better...

244291977 2069541206527870 5744218834695855290 N 244291977 2069541206527870 5744218834695855290 N
News1 day ago

Dubai Is Building A Huge, $5 Billion Moon Hotel That Has Low-Gravity Walking Experience

There will finally be a “moon” on earth.  This moon-shaped hotel is a giant replica of the moon and will...

Taiwan Ft Taiwan Ft
Lifestyle1 day ago

Taiwan Resumes Visa-free Entry For Selected Countries Including Malaysia!

Taiwan further opens its borders to eligible countries. According to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC), the visa-exempt entry scheme...

3 004 3 004
News2 days ago

MUDA Party Hits The Streets For #NyawaDuluBaruPRU Protest

In recent weeks, the MUDA party has called for protest at the SOGO shopping complex in Kuala Lumpur, which started...

1 006 1 006
News2 days ago

WATCH: Two Riders Victimised In Freak Accident By Reckless Drivers In Klang

Reckless driving is a serious traffic offense involving the reckless disregard of the safety of others. It can cause accidents, damage...


Latest Videos