Italian airline Alitalia apologizes for Obama blackface video

R Sinduja

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Alitalia, Italian airline apologised for a promotional video that featured an actor in blackface portraying ex-US president Barack Obama. The airline has now removed the video and apologised after receiving several complaints. The video was made as a part of an advertising campaign for their new Rome-Washington route. It was posted on Twitter, Facebook & YouTube. The airline said it was never our intention to hurt anyone.