Recent attacks on Africans in India have exposed the fair skin obsession of Indians. These attacks have shown the amount of racism prevalent in Indian society and to a large extent how hypocrite we are.
Skin colour obsession is not limited to just personal level but entertainment industry plays a major role to encourage it. A number of fairness creams in the Indian market and actors promoting it for money in advertisement shows how casual it is actually in India to demean black skin.
Kangana Ranaut, the queen of Bollywood has rejected 2 crores worth deal of fairness creams. She also expressed pity on those film stars who actually promote it (without taking anyone’s names).
But Abhay Deol, just a few days back came forward and openly criticized the stars like Shahrukh Khan, John Abraham, Sonam Kapoor and the like for doing a fairness cream advertisements.
WE ARE NOT A RACIST COUNTRY!I will prove it to you. In the pic below John holds a card with shades from white to dark….
If Indians were 'White', would there be a 'Dark and Sexy'? Here are some brands to stoke our inferiority complex. pic.twitter.com/dkhGEsYShT
— abhay deol (@AbhayDeol) August 5, 2014
And the King Khan himself asking you-(Translated)- "Being a man why are you are still using a women's FAIRNESS cream!?…
While there have been no comments from any stars except Sonam Kapoor who actually tried to give a smart reply to Abhay for his tweets but got trolled in return. Though later on, she deleted it.
Abhay Deol posted this on the twitter account.
Um…this one's kinda hard to defend as it does say on the side of the packaging-"Indian women agree, skin looks…
Sonam replied to the tweet of Abhay by reminding him about the fairness cream add which was done by his cousin Esha Deol.
Abhay accepted it and gave a witty reply to her.
Is wrong too. For my views read my post. https://t.co/Jw9CNINd6t
— abhay deol (@AbhayDeol) April 12, 2017
And then ‘Neerja’ actress said this as an excuse:
Though she, later on, deleted it but twitterrati couldn’t stop trolling her for it.
Only if @sonamakapoor would have taken 5 mins to read your views instead of wasting her time looking for a pic to prove You wrong:.
— Dnyanada Dixit (@dnyanadadixit) April 12, 2017
I would say just ignore her because she doesn't even believe that she's in industry because of #nepotism..
— Praveen (@praveenjoshi788) April 12, 2017
— Shveta S 🇮🇳 (@ShvetaSays) April 13, 2017
Why you deleted your tweets if u believe in something then stand by it
— Vishal Chauhan (@vn_omshiva) April 13, 2017
@sonamakapoor cud hav listened to you if u were having a muvi offer for her…with the attitude like that u r snatching her only way to earn
— Aseem Yadav (@AseemY) April 13, 2017
— Poor girl didn’t realise when to keep thoughts to herself.
B y- Parul Kulshrestha