Students have been calling out Limkokwing University for putting up an alleged racist poster a few months ago.

The poster in question shows founder Lim Kok Wing claiming to be the “King of Africa”, while being surrounded by Sierra Leone students. The insensitivity of the image has in turn angered numerous people, in light of the ongoing #BlackLivesMatter protests.


Created by Sam Chin, the petition pointed out several issues with the poster:

1. It portrays Lim Kok Wing as a saviour, with “the notion that black people need saving”.

2. The photo has been photoshopped to add more coloured students around him. “This paints a picture of these students lacking individuality perpetuating the notion that all black people are the same. As you can see in the before and after photo, the photo (though I cannot say intentionally) has been causing them to mould into one!

3. It dehumanises the foreign students in Limkokwing University while profiting off them.

Limkokwing University
Source: Says

What Twitterverse is saying:


Limkokwing University’s apology:

Source: @roxiechong

As at time of writing, its founder’s personal Twitter account is currently private.

Featured image: Newsweek/ Source: Says.

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