People would be rioting around this advertisement and burning bottles of this product. Even as the whitest person I know, I am very offended.
It's whitening skin cream and pills to make your skin paler. How messed up is that? Maybe these kids need to live in downtown Detroit for a week. I'm sure they'd get the notion that white is better pounded right out of em.
I was so bothered by this product that I even asked my Singaporean friend at work about it. I was hoping she could shed some light on the issue and make me understand some cultural difference that justified this whole thing. Nope.
"Don't you know that white skin is considered more beautiful?"
My response: "So what about people who are born with naturally dark skin?"
"Well that's why they make the cream."
I could have screamed. I was angry. She chalked up my misunderstanding to the fact that Americans like to be tan and thus I didn't understand the desire to be pale. I wanted to go on a tangent about the Civil Rights movement and equality and all of that, but I was just too angry at Asia in general at that point.
Even though I'm trying to stay away from skin cancer triggers right now, it really made me want to go bake in the sun. It'd be my giant middle finger to the skin whitening people.
2016 WY/MT Trip
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