Japanese brand Uniqlo pulls ad after accusations of defaming Korean wartime sex slaves

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By Kim Hyun-binJapanese clothing brand Uniqlo is again embroiled in controversy in Korea for a contentious advertisement that Koreans believe tries to make a political statement about wartime forced labour and sex slavery during Japan’s colonial rule of the Korean Peninsula.Uniqlo, which has fallen victim to a campaign to boycott Japanese goods, recently released a TV commercial, designed to promote its “25 years of fleece”.The advertisement shows, Iris Apfel, a 98-year-old fashionista and a 13…

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