Padma Lakshmi Calls Out Colorism In Beauty Ads Targeted at People Of Color

Padma Lakshmi Calls Out Colorism In Beauty Ads Targeted at People Of Color

June 9, 2020

Padma Lakshmi is taking issue with beauty ads that are directed a people of color, which emphasize that a fair complexion is lovely, but a darker is not.

“For years I‘ve been saying that ‘Fair & Lovely’ needs to pack their fake cosmetics and GO!!” the 49-year-old author wrote on Twitter. “Anyone else out there sick and tired of being told that fair=lovely? Because I sure as hell am.”

Padma continued, “I’ve been hearing that crap since my girlhood and it did a number on my self-esteem.”

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She also shared a clip of what the Fair and Lovely ad looks like for those who didn’t know and shows one woman recommending a product and measuring just how “fair” her skin tone is.

Watch it below:

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