Jo Malone apologises to actor John Boyega after cutting him out of aftershave ad

File photo dated 15/03/18 of John Boyega, who said he does not want to
File photo dated 15/03/18 of John Boyega, who said he does not want to "work in fear" when he is in the US as he addressed the unrest that has been triggered by the death of a black man during a police arrest.

British perfume brand Jo Malone has apologised to black actor John Boyega after cutting him out of the Chinese version of an aftershave commercial he helped create.

Jo Malone London said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter that the ad, which was designed for Chinese audiences, was a mis-step and has been removed.

John Boyega
John Boyega at the premiere of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (Isabel Infantes/PA)

The recreated ad replaced Star Wars actor Boyega with Chinese star Liu Haoran.

Jo Malone and its parent company Estee Lauder did not respond to emailed requests for comment.

Boyega and his representatives also could not be reached for comment.

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