The EU Was Forced To Withdraw This Viral Video After People Complained It Seemed Pretty Racist
Sanya Khetani | March 06, 2012
The European Commission has withdrawn a video promoting EU enlargement after accusations that it was racist, the BBC reports.
The video, called ‘Growing Together’, shows a white woman dressed in a yellow jumpsuit being threatened in an abandoned warehouse by three ethnic minority men: a Chinese-looking man doing kung fu, an Indian-looking man wielding a sword and practicing kalaripayattu (a martial art that originated in south India), and a black man who menaces her in the style of capoeira (a Brazilian martial art).
But after gazing calmly at the trio, the woman multiples herself 12 times and surrounds the three men, following which the men drop their weapons and they all sit down cross-legged as the woman turns into the 12 stars on the EU flag. The video ends with the slogan "The more we are, the stronger we are".