Abhay Deol recently became a talking point in the industry when he openly slammed Bollywood celebrities in his Facebook post for endorsing fairness cream brands and promoting racism.
Now in a chat with a leading daily, Priyanka Chopra has reacted to Abhay Deol's fairness cream row. Find out what she has to say...
PC Talks About Endorsing Fairness Cream
'I endorsed a fairness cream many years ago, for about 12 months.'
What Changed Her Outlook?
'Then I realised I did not like how I felt. After that I never endorsed fairness creams. Wow, that's quite of bold of PC to take up a stand against something which she felt wasn't right.'
The Abhay Deol Post Which Stirred Up Reactions All Over
The actor had written in a Facebook post, "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."
Meanwhile Here's What Yami Gautam Has To Say...
Yami Gautam who is known for endorsing a particular brand of fairness cream when asked about her take gave a rather blunt response in the form of 'My life, my choice'. Well Yami, all we would like to say to you is 'with great power comes great responsibility!
Folks, do you agree with Priyanka's or Yami's choice of words?