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E-commerce platform Lazada has removed a controversial advert from their website which was criticised by Thai netizens as both making fun of disabled people and being offensive to Thailand’s monarchy. Lazada have since issued a statement apologising for the advert. The video, posted on TikTok yesterday to promote a Lazada sales campaign, features a transgender influence known as Nara and another female influence known as Noo Rat. Nara wore a long dress and played the role of a daughter looking after her disabled mother, played by Noo Rat, who wore traditional Thai dress and sat in a wheelchair. Thai netizens […]

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Lazada was acquired by Alibaba several years ago and injected Taobao designs, including LazMall (copy of TMall) and Chinese sellers shipping from China. It's known for good pricing, cluttered design, an app that's just acceptable and sometimes dubious quality (or non-existent) goods.

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