KARACHI: American model and TV personality Padma Lakshmi called out ‘whitening cream’ Fair & Lovely in a tweet, saying they did a “number on her self-esteem”.
“Anyone else out there sick of being told that fair = lovely? Because I sure as hell am,” she said, adding “ I’ve been hearing that crap since my girlhood and it did a number on my self-esteem.”
Lakshmi isn’t the only celebrity to call out fairness creams that exist in the subcontinent.
Actors Mahira Khan, Ayesha Omar, Armeena Khan and Sanam Saeed recently stated that they have refused to endorse fairness creams and skin lightening products throughout their careers.