Posts tagged "skin whitening"

Miss America Nina Davuluri: Too Indian For America, Too Dark For India?

Who could blame you if on Sunday night, after Miss America was crowned, you wanted to quit America for a little bit — or at least Twitter? Nina Davuluri, an aspiring med student, performed a Bollywood dance, charmed the judges’ hearts, and took home the coveted, glitzy Miss America crown. She also poked the bear…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 17, 2013

White Queen Wins In Chess-Inspired Skin Whitening Ad

Wow, SkinWhite. Symbolism much? Latino pop culture blog Guanabee noticed this ad for SkinWhite skin lightening cream which conveys a message about race via black and white chess pieces: “See, the white queen is reigning over all the black pieces. That’s because the black king took her as his queen. Because she’s white. Get it?”…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 20, 2010

Michael Jackson Had Skin-Whitening Creams In His Home

Detectives found an array of skin-whitening creams and medications in Michael Jackson‘s home, according to recently unsealed search warrants. A cupboard in Michael’s bedroom contained 19 tubes of hydroquinone and 18 tubes of Benoquin. It is suspected that Michael used the skin-whitening creams to remove the pigment from the patches of his skin that weren’t…

By: Annika Harris / March 29, 2010

“The Price Of Beauty” Makes Jessica Simpson An Ugly American

I stayed up way past my bed time last night to watch Jessica Simpson‘s new VH1 show, “The Price of Beauty.” I didn’t have high hopes for the show in the first place (more on that later), but it ended up being kinda terrible in a way I hadn’t expected: “The Price of Beauty”…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 16, 2010

Ad For Skin Whitening Pill Is Simultaneously Racist, Sexist, & Disgusting!

This print ad for Imedeen’s skin whitening pill is so awesomely offensive because A) the very nature of skin whitening products is racist, B) making a blow job joke to sell a product is sexist, and C) suggesting she swallows (especially as I am eating a yogurt) is disgusting! It’s a triple threat! Way to…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 5, 2009