Kodaikanal Won’t – Mercury contaminationPosted: September 17, 2016
Sign the petition asking for Unilever to clean up the mercury poisoning in Kodaikanal: http://www.jhatkaa.org/unilever/
Written by Chennai-born rapper Sofia Ashraf and set to Nicki Minaj’s “Anaconda,” the video takes an undisguised jab at Unilever for its failure to clean up mercury contamination or compensate workers affected by its thermometer factory in Kodaikanal.
Sofia Ashraf is BACK with a brand new video! This time she’s challenging some of Unilever’s biggest misleading statements regarding the company’s mercury contamination of Kodaikanal, India.
Last year, Sofie’s super viral parody video ‘Kodaikanal won’t’ made international waves that forced Unilever CEO Paul Polman to respond promising quick action. It resulted in Hindustan Unilever (HUL) compensating 591 of their ex-workers in Kodaikanal, many of whom had been devastated by mercury poisoning.
That was a massive victory but we only won half the battle. Unilever is yet to clean up the harmful mercury contamination inside and near their thermometer factory, which continues to slowly poison forests and water bodies in the area.
Watch the video, and then share it on social media to help it go viral. Just like last time.
Countering Unilever’s misleading claims and setting the public record straight is an important step in ensuring that the company’s mercury mess in Kodaikanal is cleaned-up to a high standard.
The press release can be found here.