Abhay Deol has sparked a huge debate surrounding fairness creams and named a string of Bollywood stars that have been endorsing such products over the years.
Taking to Facebook, Deol blasted skin lightening advertisements, which have featured the likes of Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone and John Abraham. His comments come just days after former BJP parliamentarian Tarun Vijay’s remarks on South Indians.
Read some of Deol’s posts below:
Deol started a huge debate on his Facebook account, which had many leaving comments on his post:
“There’s a lot more of these campaigns that are blatantly, and sometimes subtly, selling you the idea that whiter skin is better than darker skin. No one at the top of their game in any field is going to tell you that it is demeaning, false, and racist.
You have to see that for yourself. You have to stop buying into the idea that a particular shade is better than others. Unfortunately if you look at matrimonial ads you will see how entrenched in our psyche this belief is. We even use the word ‘dusk’ to describe the colour of someones skin!
While an individual may not be able to change this attitude in his/her community, he/she can at least start with the family.”