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“whitenicious”? say it ain’t so

January 15, 2014

AP Fam, skin-bleaching, beauty standards, self-hate are topics we’ve written about before. This week, scholar Dr. Yaba Blay wrote: “Nigerian-Cameroonian pop star, Dencia, recently launched her own skin care line – Whitenicious. Within days, it sold out. Yes, this is real life.”
Officially the products were created to fight dark spots, acne, hyper pigmentation, dark knuckles and knees. But the marketing campaign undeniably shows women with very light (white?) skin.
Thoughts? – L.

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