A locally produced "shampoo ad" which shows a Muslim woman putting shampoo foam on her hijab has gone viral after it was posted on social media a few days ago
The short clip has gone viral worldwide on social media platforms like 9GAG, YouTube, and Twitter.
The 15-second clip has been widely discussed and ridiculed by local and foreign netizens
A number of netizens have labelled Malaysia as a "country with draconian laws"
Here's the thing - what most people fail to realise is that this is NOT an actual shampoo commercial. In fact, it's a snippet from a parody video.
The clip was taken from a parody video titled 'Budak 90an Je Tahu Iklan-Iklan Macam Ni' (Only '90s Kids Will Understand This).
According to Cilisos, the video was created by a local production house to promote brand awareness for a hijab company and to showcase how comfy the hijabs are. It was said to have been inspired by a popular Sunsilk ad from 2006.
A number of Malaysians have since voiced their dissatisfaction over the misleading clip