Skin Bleaching

Activists and consumers in many different countries simultaneously challenged major cosmetics manufacturers with persistent criticism of their skin-lightening products. Research shows the companies’ actions are neither new nor sufficient.

The product is being removed from shelves.

Chyna is literally profiting off of white supremacy.

Ghana's FDA spokesperson, James Lartey, confirmed the products will no longer be imported to the country in a statement.

Hip-hop artist Lil Kim is caught in a whirlwind of controversy after posting a series of selfies on Instagram in which she is reportedly unrecognizable. Fans and critics alike took to social media to give their opinions on the rapper’s “new look,” which includes lightened skin and blonde hair. Though the Twitterverse can be cruel, many responses were of concern rather than criticism, sparking […]

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Mikeisha Simpson covers her body in greasy white cream and bundles up in a track suit to avoid the fierce sun of her native Jamaica, but she’s not worried about skin cancer. RELATED: Woman who blamed acid attack on a Black woman apologizes The 23-year-old resident of a Kingston ghetto hopes to […]

Jamaica — Reggae artist Vybz Kartel hates himself, but it’s not his fault. The dancehall musician lightened his skin and has experienced a backlash from fans who are appalled by his physical changes. In a recent interview, Kartel linked blacks who lighten their skin to white people who tan. “This is my new image,” Kartel […]

FROM CBSNews.com: The company has chosen Bollywood star Shahid Kapur to promote the application as well as its other skin-lightening creams for men. In the widget promising to “Transform Your Face On Facebook With Vaseline Men,” Kapur’s face is presented divided into dark and fair halves. “We started campaign advertising (for the application) from the […]

From CNN.com: (CNN) — A white child looks at a picture of a black child and says she’s bad because she’s black. A black child says a white child is ugly because he’s white. A white child says a black child is dumb because she has dark skin. This isn’t a schoolyard fight that takes […]

From the NY Post: Sammy Sosa stunned fans last year when he turned up at the Latin Grammys with noticeably whiter skin. The home run legend claimed he’d mistakenly used a cosmetic cream with an unintended bleaching effect. But last weekend at club Liv at the Fontainebleau in Miami Beach, “Sosa looked back to his […]

From the NY Times: For years, Allison Ross rubbed in skin-lightening creams with names like Hyprogel and Fair & White. She said she wanted to even out and brighten the tone of her face, neck and hands.