Man's Reaction on Finding a Bandage That Blends With His Skin Tone Goes Viral And Twitter Gets Teary Eyed

Nithya Nair
In a series of tweets, he further explained that he knew that these bandages existed, but seeing it blend brought along "complex emotions".

Be it crayons, sketch pens, dolls or bandage, skin colour until now meant light shade. There was hardly any representation of dark-skinned people in daily requirements, as if they didn't exist. Fortunately, the times are changing and inclusivity has become among the top discussed topics on famous podiums. While we still have a long way to go for acceptance to become a norm, recently a man tweeted a picture of a dark-skin coloured bandage wrapped around his little finger and now it has gone viral.

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Twitter user Dominique Apollon took to social media saying that he couldn't believe that he actually found a bandage that matched his dark skin colour. He tweeted saying, "It's taken me 45 trips around the sun, but for the first time in my life, I know what it feels like to have a 'band-aid' in my own skin tone. You can barely even spot it in the first image. For real I'm holding back tears." Cosmetic Brand Darkens a Model's Hand for a Campaign Instead of Hiring a Black Model; Brand Apologises After Being Accused of Racism.

Check out the tweet below:

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Dominique was might impressed and so was Twitterati. In a series of tweets, he further explained that he knew that these bandages existed, but seeing it blend brought along complex emotions.

Here are the tweets:

For those wondering, why a tweet on bandage is going viral:

Here's why the conversation is important!

The tweets were shared widely on social media with people sharing experiences of their growing up times. Many posted tweets how they never understood why the skin coloured crayon never matched their skin tone. The tweet has over 5 lakh likes and more than 95,000 retweets at the time of publishing this article.

Check out the reactions below:

Things we actually need to discuss

Here lies the problem:

My reaction right now

Dominique is vice president of research for a racial justice nonprofit. His tweet is sure to have inspired at least a few minds to think about the problem. A teacher tweeted saying that the tweet inspired her to stock coloured bandages in classrooms.