“Fair” Is Not the Only “Lovely”

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Anxious Black Woman posted on her blog  this link to a video  advertisement in India for “Fair and Lovely” skin bleaching cream.   ABW writes:

Reading through some of the YouTube comments on the Indian video, I don’t know which is worse: the ones saying that skin-bleaching is no big deal because it’s analogous to white people getting suntans or the ones proclaiming what a horrible thing this is because dark people should be true to themselves since Indians are so much better looking with their “exotic brown” skin.

The whole post, Whatever Happened to “Dark & Lovely” and “Black is Beautiful”?, is worth a read.

-Bridget Crawford

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