Global Light Skin Obsession

Global Light Skin Obsession

This was pretty interesting and fascinating news to me.

I think many can say they it’s not surprising that in the U.S. and in Western culture that the media favors lighter skin no matter the ethnicity. Even ads these days that do include people of other ethnicities tend to be very light-skinned or still having European physical features.

Exhibit A

Estee Lauder ad for every skin tone, with still very fair skinned models.

Estee Lauder ad for every skin tone, with still very fair skinned models.

Many famous African American women in the media like Beyonce, Rihanna, Halle Berry, Tyra Banks are all pretty fair skinned.

While none of this may not be news to you, you may not know that the fair-skin obsession is part of other cultures, like in India. Check the first link out read more about it.

Another blogger posts more about it and includes links here http://attireclub.org/2013/09/02/discussions-on-indias-obsession-with-fair-skin/

Please feel free to post or comment on what you think about this issue! If this is surprising to you or not and just overall thoughts are welcome 🙂

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