Lancôme is self-censoring outside mainland China to keep Beijing happy

Lancôme, the global cosmetic brand owned by L’Oreal, canceled a Hong Kong event with a pro-democracy singer, after a Chinese state newspaper complained online and Chinese citizens threatened to boycott.

The company is now facing a boycott in Hong Kong.

On late Sunday night (June 5), Lancôme abruptly decided to cancel a musical performance by Denise Ho and others it was sponsoring in the neighborhood of Sheung Wan, citing “safety reasons.”

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