Abhay Deol has always been one of those celebs, who speak their mind, without caring much about people's opinions! In a series of posts on Facebook, the actor has slammed the top celebs of the B-town including Shahrukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, Sonam Kapoor, Shahid Kapoor and Sidharth Malhotra for endorsing fairness creams.
An actor/actress is not just an artiste but he plays a vital role in influencing the public. Be it us or you, there is no denying that at some point, we do consider our favourite actor/actress our role model.
But what if the same role model, begins channelling a wrong message in the society? Abhay Deol takes a dig at all those celebs, who are endorsing not just fairness but RACISM! Read his posts below and you will end up nodding your head!
Abhay Deol On Shahrukh Khan
"And the King Khan himself asking you-
(Translated)- "Being a man why are you are still using a women's FAIRNESS cream!?"
He's clearly trying to make you a man, becoming whiter in the process is just a side effect."
Abhay Deol On Deepika Padukone
"It says "2-IN-1 FAIRNESS cream". If you notice her eyes are also lighter than they are in real life. So '2-in-1' must be you can put it in your eyes to change their colour.
It's not so much a 'FAIRNESS' cream as it is a coloured lens for the eyes.
And who wouldn't want grey eyes eh? It's the colour of Delhi in the winter.
What a patriotic cream!"
Abhay Deol On Sonam Kapoor
"Um...this one's kinda hard to defend as it does say on the side of the packaging-
"Indian women agree, skin looks visibly fairer: 88%".
But L'Oreal is an international brand, do they show the same racism around the world that they are clearly showing here in India?"
Abhay Deol On Sidharth Malhotra
"If you look carefully he has some black dust on his forehead. It's only because he will be washing that off is the cream called "Fair and lovely"."
Abhay Deol On Shahid Kapoor
"His face is dark on the right only because that part of the
paper was left exposed to the sun. They are clearly not trying to
show a dark shade going on to light.
Shame on you to think our celebs would be so irresponsible, there's a good explanation for everything!"
Abhay Deol On Vidya Balan
"This one asks the question "How true is your FAIRNESS?"
And further asks if you just have an "outer WHITE layer" or is your "radiant FAIRNESS from within?"
It even has the words 'Veda' in the packaging and that goes to prove we are originally WHITE from within.
Know your history folks!"
Abhay Deol On John Abraham
"WE ARE NOT A RACIST COUNTRY!
I will prove it to you. In the pic below John holds a card with shades from white to dark. Hey! You can see the promise of darker skin too if you read the card from left to right! He's not telling you to go from right to left! Duh!
Even if the writing on the tube reads "Intensive FAIRNESS moisturiser".
It just means its 'FAIR' to all who use it."
Abhay Deol On Ileana D Cruz
"The reason the tube reads "WHITE BEAUTY" is because the photoshopping on her skin has made her look white and she's clearly a beauty.
No demeaning of dark skin here either."
Abhay concluded by saying, "There's a lot more of these campaigns that are blatantly, and sometimes subtly, selling you the idea that whiter skin is better than darker skin. No one at the top of their game in any field is going to tell you that it is demeaning, false, and racist."
"You have to see that for yourself. You have to stop buying into the idea that a particular shade is better than others. Unfortunately if you look at matrimonial ads you will see how entrenched in our psyche this belief is. We even use the word 'dusk' to describe the colour of someones skin!"
"While an individual may not be able to change this attitude in his/her community, he/she can at least start with the family."