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China Museum Removes Photos Comparing Africans to Animals in Racism Row

Social media users in Africa had led outrage over the montages, including one showing an open-mouthed African child alongside a monkey in the same pose, and another showing a black adult man baring his teeth alongside a photograph of a lion.

AFP

Updated:October 13, 2017, 9:15 PM IST
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China Museum Removes Photos Comparing Africans to Animals in Racism Row
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Beijing: A Chinese museum has removed photographs which compare African people to animals from a controversial exhibition after being accused of racism, the curators said on Friday.

Social media users in Africa had led outrage over the montages, including one showing an open-mouthed African child alongside a monkey in the same pose, and another showing a black adult man baring his teeth alongside a photograph of a lion.

Following the complaints, a dozen offending works were removed from the exhibition called "This is Africa", which has been showing for three weeks at the Hubei Provincial Museum, in the central Chinese city of Wuhan.

"To show our goodwill and sincerity, we have replaced the photos that our African friends find shocking," curator Wang Yuejun told AFP.

The exhibition contained 150 images by photographer Yu Huiping, who has visited Africa many times and "greatly loves" the continent, said Wang.

In creating his collection the photographer was simply trying to "show the harmony between man and animal in Africa", the curator said. "There is no discrimination at all in this."

It is not the first time in recent years that Chinese institutions have been accused of showing a lack of

sensitivity on race.

Last year, a laundry product firm apologised after a TV advertisement for its detergent showed a black man being forced into a washing machine before emerging transformed into an Asian man.

| Edited by: Ashish Yechury
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