March 25, 2014
The whole multi-million dollar skin-whitening business is proof of the natural aristocracy that exists among the races. Of course Black women want to look White, White women are the most beautiful women in the world. Common sense tells you that and all the studies done on the subject do too. Yet the media still insist on castigating this woman for wanting to enhance her looks. If they hadn’t told us that we were all the same race she would not be comparing herself to Whites in the first place.
From Daily Mail
An African singer behind a skin-bleaching cream called ‘Whitenicious’ has tried to justify the name of her product in a TV interview, saying: ‘white means pure.’
Asked what the product’s name meant to her, Nigerian and Cameroonian singer Dancia appeared to contradict herself by saying: ‘White means pure, not necessarily skin, but in general.’
She insisted that the cream is only for covering blemishes, despite an advertising campaign showing her entire body appearing lighter, adding: ‘Some people they don’t feel confident, they don’t feel pure, they don’t feel clean with dark spots.’Critics have branded the product an ‘abomination’ saying it teaches young ‘girls of colour’ to be ashamed of their skin.In an interview with Channel 4, Dancia was asked whether she thought the message behind the product was that being white looked better than being black.She replied: ‘I was not selling that message, the media are selling that message. I didn’t say, buy the cream and look like Dancia.
‘I said seven day, fast acting dark spot remover. It’s called reading comprehension. If people missed that class then it’s not my fault.
‘If they think that their whole body is a dark spot then fine, because that’s not how I feel.’
Among Dancia’s critics is oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o who spoke out against racism in beauty and fashion and warned young black girls not to use bleaching products.
Nyong’o, star of 12 Years A Slave, admitted that when she was younger she wanted to wake up ‘just a little bit lighter’, because she was ashamed of her dark skin.
When asked whether she accepted the point made by Nyong’o, Dancia responded: ‘I don’t accept that. I don’t care about her story. I don’t know her.
‘I’m an adult and if I lighten my skin then that’s my choice, the same as bleaching my hair.’