Slimme White supplements in Malaysia wanted to tell women some hard truths. So in a commercial, it showed a woman being abused by her husband, who then threw her out on the streets. How can other women avoid this sad fate and be shown basic human decency by their own spouse? Why, just become thin and white first of course! Thanks Slimme White!

A beauty advert has been slammed for claiming that women who are ‘slim and fair skinned’ are less likely to be victims of domestic abuse.

The soap-opera style ad from Malaysia’s Slimme White shows a woman being mistreated by her husband – who only changes his ways once she has lost weight and has lighter skin.

Extracts from a Mirror article (original). Published 18 October 2017.