Writers, actors and directors including JK Rowling and Jordan Peele also praised the 28-year-old for his emotional speech at a Black Lives Matter protest in the summer. Copyright © 2021 Penske Business Media, LLC. "We respect John, and support our partners and fans globally. The concept for the film was based on John’s personal experiences and should not have been replicated,” the brand told The Hollywood Reporter. It's not the first time Boyega has fallen foul of editing for the Chinese market. When I joined the brand as their first male global ambassador last year, I created the short film we used to launch the campaign. BBC Worklife: Is the five-day work week dead? Boyega's new lead character Finn was shrunken in size, compared with the original poster. The video has since won the Fragrance Foundation Virtual Award’s Best Media Campaign prize. 2-min read. Stay blessed people.". 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John Boyega will no longer represent London cosmetics brand Jo Malone, he announced Monday. We are taking this misstep very seriously and we are working together as a brand to do better moving forward.". Jo Malone apologises to frontman John Boyega for advert ‘misstep’ By Becky Bargh 14-Sep-2020. Star Wars' John Boyega has stepped down as Jo Malone's global ambassador.. It’s also not the first time Boyega has called out injustice at the danger of his own career and professional relationships. John Boyega has stepped down from his role as a global ambassador for perfume brand Jo Malone after the company cut the black actor from the Chinese version of an aftershave advert he helped create. The recreated advert largely followed the same script, but featured Chinese star Liu Haoran instead of Boyega. "It's back to back but I assure you this will be dealt with swiftly. British actor John Boyega has cut ties with cosmetic brand Jo Malone following controversy over an ad. Fragrance | Marketing. “The film celebrated my personal story – showcasing my hometown, including my friend and featuring my family.”. “I don’t have time for nonsense. The concept for the film was based on John's personal experiences and should not have been replicated. I don’t have time for nonsense. Writing on Twitter, the British star said while he accepted that companies would use different representatives around the world, "dismissively trading out one's culture this way is not something I can condone". Back in 2015, a Star Wars: The Force Awakens poster for China left out the actor and co-star Oscar Isaac. “I don’t have time for nonsense. We press on and strong. Read about our approach to external linking. "The film celebrated my personal story - showcasing my hometown, including my friends and featuring my family," he added. 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It’s back to back but I assure you this will be dealt with swiftly. The Star Wars star, who was Jo Malone’s first male global ambassador, exited the campaign after the brand reshot a video he made for a marketing campaign and removed him from the clip. The Star Wars actor was dropped from the brand’s global ad … There was controversy back in 2016 when Disney unveiled a re-versioned movie poster for Star Wars: The Force Awakens in China. 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We press on and strong. "We deeply apologise for what, on our end, was a mistake in the local execution of the John Boyega campaign," they said in statement on Monday. Over the weekend Jo Malone issued an apology to the actor. “Their decision to replace my campaign in China by using my concepts and substituting a local brand ambassador for me, without either my consent or prior notice, was wrong,” Boyega’s thread continued. We press on and strong. Jo Malone has apologised to the black British star John Boyega for cutting him out of an advert when it was remade for the Chinese market Boyega in his Jo Malone advert… .css-po6dm6-ItalicText{font-style:italic;}Follow us on Facebook, or on Twitter @BBCNewsEnts. The original version, titled London Gent, showed Boyega hanging out with friends and family in Peckham, where he grew up. I don't have time for nonsense. Jo Malone, which is owned by New York-based Estée Lauder, apologised on Saturday for taking the ad created and directed by Boyega and replacing him with Haoran, saying it was "a mistake". .css-14iz86j-BoldText{font-weight:bold;}John Boyega has resigned as global ambassador for perfume brand Jo Malone after he was replaced in an ad he made for them by a Chinese actor. Think again, Author vilified for Wuhan Diary speaks out a year on. Boyega's sister Grace posted the Chinese version of the advert in a Twitter response. The ‘Star Wars’ actor was replaced by another actor in the luxury fragrance brand’s Chinese marketing campaign, despite Boyega directing and establishing the idea for the original film Launch dates for broadcast, cable and streaming programs, Up-to-date lists for broadcast, cable and streaming series, Pandemic-proof vs. pandemic-contingent broadcast lineups, Signup for Breaking News Alerts & Newsletters, Get our latest storiesin the feed of your favorite networks. Jo Malone has hit out at the “disgusting” treatment of Star Wars actor John Boyega by the perfume brand which carries her name. Send us a tip using our annonymous form. Jo Malone, owned by Estee Lauder, has since removed the advert from its campaign in China. Stay blessed people,” he wrote in a Twitter thread explaining his decision. "While we immediately took action and removed the local version of the campaign, we recognise that this was painful and that offence was caused," it added. John Boyega will no longer represent London cosmetics brand Jo Malone, he announced Monday. It also nods to his Nigerian background. "John Boyega is an incredible talent, artist and person and we were proud to have him as part of our Jo Malone London family," wrote the company on Twitter following Boyega's statement. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. John Boyega has stepped down from his role as global ambassador for Jo Malone London after the brand cut him from a reshot advert he originally starred in for the perfume and candle brand. “John is a tremendous artist with great personal vision and direction. https://www.ft.com/content/f2770ec4-2eb8-4588-b82c-5254a49dd9a3 Joe Biden will reverse Donald Trump's latest decree on Covid travel, as Wednesday's inauguration looms. We want to hear from you! You will be redirected back to your article in, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau & Joe Cole Starring In Netflix Movie ‘Against The Ice’, Baltasar Kormákur Producing, Late Night Hosts Blast Trump’s List Of Pardons, Meeting With MyPillow CEO Ahead Of Biden’s Inauguration, Alec Baldwin Says “Goodbye For Now” To Twitter Following Wife Hilaria’s Heritage Debacle, L.A. 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John Boyega, the Star Wars actor, has quit his role with the perfume brand Jo Malone after he was cut from the Chinese version of an advert he helped devise. Jo Malone London has issued an apology for dropping John Boyega from a reshot advert he originally starred in for the perfume and candle brand, describing the … We press on and strong. Jo Malone backs John Boyega after her old perfume company dropped him from Chinese advert. The ad was recast with the Chinese actor Liu Haoran, and featured many of the original elements of Boyega's work, including a scene in which Boyega is riding a horse in a park. Subscribe to Deadline Breaking News Alerts and keep your inbox happy. 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