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Video showing French Slip employees dressed up in black arouses outrage

The company says it is shocked, and indicates to condemn “firmly these acts”.

A video showing employees of the textile company Le Slip Français dressed in black provokes outrage on social networks. The video, filmed during a private party on an unspecified date, was revealed on Friday January 3 by the Instagram account “Décolonisons-nous”. Viewed more than 42,000 times since it was posted at dawn, the video shows two women and a man. The man at times imitates a monkey against the background of music playing Saga Africa, while one of the women is made up in black, under the laughter of the third person.

A video of the same evening is also circulating on Twitter, where it has been shared more than ten thousand times since it went online on Thursday evening. According to the account “Décolonisons-nous”, the video shows several employees of the company Le Slip Français, a company created in 2011 and which today employs more than 200 people.

In response, the company issued a statement Friday in which it said it was shocked, and said condemn “firmly these acts”. “The employees concerned have been summoned and sanctioned by the management of the French Slip”, adds the company, which does not indicate the content of these sanctions.

“Any racist or discriminatory demonstration is not acceptable for our company”, continues the press release posted on Twitter. Le Slip Français also claims to have gathered all its employees to remind “everyone's responsibility in their role as a citizen”.

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