A photo of Civic Party member Ken Tsang posted by razor brand Schick raised eyebrows and attracted more than 1,500 Facebook “likes” on Thursday. The post features a photo of Tsang with the words: “Is it fair? You got beaten for a nice beard…”

The caption underneath reads: “Really just talking about growing a beard!” with hashtags such as “seven dwarves” and “good will always prevails over evil”.

“I originally changed to use another razor, but I had to go back and buy a pack of your razor blades to feel the ‘blades of righteousness’. Hope I can get a clean shave and won’t be beaten by ‘seven things’,” one commenter said.

The company also commented on their own post: “[We are] so scared if [we] don’t say it today, we will not have any chance, even if we want to say it tomorrow.”

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Koel Chu

Koel Chu is a second-year journalism and fine arts student at the University of Hong Kong. Born and raised in Hong Kong, Koel is interested in the arts and urban design. She interned at China Radio International in Beijing and, at her university, she also works as Vice-President of Branding and Marketing in AIESEC, the largest youth-run organisation in the world.