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    31 Jul 2015

    A Chennai Girl Used Nicki Minaj's "Anaconda" To Protest Unilever Dumping Toxic Waste

    ♫ "Kodaikanal won't step down until you make amends now." ♫

    This is Chennai-born rapper Sofia Ashraf.

    And she just uploaded an amazing video in protest of Unilever dumping toxic waste in Kodaikanal, 14 years ago.

    View this video on YouTube

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    In the video, she raps that Unilever set up a thermometer factory in Kodaikanal, and the resultant toxic waste has severely affected the lives of the residents.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nSal-ms0vcI
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nSal-ms0vcI

    The powerful video also includes people that were personally affected by the toxic waste left behind.

    Via youtube.com

    Green Peace UK reported that Unilever initially denied all allegations but later stated that they would look into the matter and clean up the waste.

    And Nicki approves.

    Via giphy.com

    UPDATE

    On March 9, Hindustan Unilever announced that they have reached a settlement with the workers in Kodaikanal, in which almost 600 of the workers would be paid "ex-gratia and other measures to support".

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