Fairness creams (and their utterly horrible promotion of the ‘superiority’ of fair skin in their ads) are the current hot topic on social media.
And after Abhay Deol and Sonam Kapoor raked up the age-old volatile debate on the subject last week, Uday Chopra has now waded into the controversy.
Problem is, his tweet on fairness creams made no sense to us: "If fairness creams are racist then so is hair colour." WHAT?
What is this nonsense with fairness creams. If fairness creams are racist then so is hair color. It’s a personal choice! #NotRacist— Uday Chopra (@udaychopra) April 14, 2017
'A self-esteem issue'. Now, Is It?
On fairness creams. If you need to use it, do it. It’s not a race issue, it’s a self esteem issue. Don’t do it if you think you are fine!— Uday Chopra (@udaychopra) April 14, 2017
The thing people need to understand about me, is that I don’t mind if you hate me, I’m used to it. I’ll still say what I think.— Uday Chopra (@udaychopra) April 14, 2017
Mr Uday Chopra, can you please define ‘racism’?
@udaychopra Mr. Chopra fairness creams say people who have white skin are only beautiful or handsom. So is it not racist ??— Sunil Singh (@s200sunil) April 14, 2017
And then Uday Chopra replies with this!
@s200sunil it’s a self esteem issue, got nothing to do with racism. Why is the lighting of hair color not a race issue then?— Uday Chopra (@udaychopra) April 14, 2017
Thank you for saying that! We hope Chopra gets it.
@udaychopra Skin colour you can't change but hair colour you can with chemicals. Discrimination basis skin colour is not new(s), support against it IS— Monica Jasuja (@jasuja) April 14, 2017
@udaychopra Throw the rest of that doob away and clear out your brain.— sigNATure (@AssLikeNat) April 14, 2017
And when 266 replies on Twitter failed to convince him, Uday posted the same statement on Facebook too, where a young man had a fitting reply for him.
Guess Uday Chopra definitely paid zero heed to what Abhay Deol said.