|The new unimproved bleached Vybz Cartel|
|The rich also cry ...even when yellow!|
Could this skin bleaching be an inferiority complex deeply rooted in the black man's subconscious due to the racism and cruelty we suffered in the hands of the colonial masters, making the average black man assume that being white means being superior and this inferiority complex is further complicated by some childhood experiences which seemed normal at the time, for example playing with white dolls which had long flowing hair ,making us feel that long silky hair was better than our natural kinky African hair hence the craze for chemically treated relaxed hair and the almighty brazilian weaves ( I don't remember seeing any black dolls as a child and when available they were ugly), watching cartoons where the super heros who saved the world were always white skinned. I will like to ask a very controversial "HOW DO WE KNOW JESUS WAS A WHITE MAN ?" afterall the white man translated the bible from the original versions of Hebrew and Greek ....anyway its just an innocent question !
Another Trend is Digital bleaching,as seen in many African /African American publicity pictures or endorsement campaigns and adverts.This is done using various picture editing softwares eg photoshop to manipulate the complexion in the original picture to appear fairer. Beyonce is one artiste who has had this digital bleaching controversy several times. It was once alleged that during the early days of Destiny's child, her father Mathew Knowles persuaded her to lighten her skin so she will stand out in the all girl group by being the lightest complexioned member. Also in 2008, L'oreal was accused of digitally lightening Beyonce by using severely whitewashed pictures of her in there adverts. You can get the full gist about beyounce's digital bleaching by clicking here .In recent times Brandy has also come under fire for digital skin lightening in her recent promotional pictures, the same way Rebecca Ferguson the former X-Factor Star appears to have lightened her already light skin in recent promotional pictures.I just hope a skin bleaching demon is not on the loose in the entertainment world. Our black sisters and brothers holding it down for us in showbiz have to learn to appreciate and celebrate the beautiful black skin they have been blessed with.
|Beyonce two days before giving birth|
|Beyonce in her 4th album promotional picture|
|Rebecca's original stunning complexion|
|Rebecca's almost white transparent promotional pictures|
|Brandy's controversial promotional pictures|
|Dangers of skin bleaching ......to get to author site click here|
Anyway whatever your complexion ...just keep it clean ,fresh, original and sexy!! ONE LOVE TO ALL!