Bollywood Actors criticized and trolled for supporting Black Lives Matter Movement while promoting Skin Lightening Products

Some tinsel town’s actresses have been labeled as the ‘hypocrites’, including DeepikaPadukone, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Sonam Kapoor Ahuja, DishaPatani, against the racism social media posts while endorsing skin lightening products. We have previously seen many Bollywood stars sharing their thoughts on social media on various indigenous topics. But now they are bumping against racism to whet support to global contravention while endorsing skin lightening products in India which are designed to make people’s skin lighter.

Innumerable A-list Bollywood celebrities, including Priyanka Chopra Jonas, shared her utmost discontent against the death of Geroge Floyd who died in police custody as the white cop genuflected on his neck for nearly nine minutes. 

The “Quantico'' star tweeted, “Please, I can’t breathe, racism should come to an end. End this ghastly race war here in the USA, and around the world. No one should be died especially at the hands of another due to their skin color, whatever the circumstances, and wherever you belong to.” Thereafter, netizens quickly reminisce about the precursory promotion of “intense fairness moisturizer”.  “Priyanka was promoting the skin-lightening cream named Garnier and she is the part of the problem”, a Twitter user put this forward with an image of Priyanka endorsing the Garnier advertisement, where she flaunts herself by saying, “Light ultra-fairness plus immense dark spot reduction.”    

In a backdated interview, the former Ms.World proclaimed that she would never promote any fairness product. She further said, “Being a dusky myself, I would not be going around and say you have to become fair to look pretty because I don’t promote that. I am very elated to be dusky”. 

Another Bollywood actress, DeepikaPadukone, who has appeared in the Hollywood movie XXX: Return of the Xander Cage, was also condemned for supporting the Black Lives Matter Movement while endorsing the fairness brands. Apart from that, Twitter users compiled the name of Bollywood actresses who shamelessly speak against racism and meanwhile promote skin lightening ads.    

The skin lightening industry of India has launched in the market myriad beauty products which are appearing to provide a dusky-skinned Indians a fairer and lighter skin tone, often promoted by the top-notch celebrities in order to grab the limelight. Meanwhile, a vocal critic of fairness products, actor AbhayDeol lashed out at the celebrities for their chosen mobilization. The film industry implicitly enhances the obsession of Indians with fair skin and bias against dusky skin tones.