Weird and painful as it looks, this kind of thing happens all the time all over the world, although it’s usually women expensively bleaching their skin.
Watching foreign TV commercials can be eye opening. In India, leading cosmetic products have names like Fair and Lovely and Fair and Handsome. In Thailand, Vaseline Healthy White Body is popular.
None of these commercials could be shown on American television.
It’s also common for Indians to purport online to be fair-skinned in India’s gigantic arranged marriage market. (…)
It’s not just the British influence on India. The Indian caste system, with its color prejudices, reflects, in part, the prehistoric conquest of South Asia by northerners.
I’ve been slagged before for pointing out the easily observable fact that Toronto’s “desi” matrimonial advertisements categorize subtle differences in skin color that would make a Boer blush.
But of course, I’m a racist, so I would, right?
This woman is also a racist. (No, keep scrolling. It’s worth it…)