Actress and politician Diamond Appiah has come down hard on the growing number of Ghanaians who have called for the pulling down of billboards of beauty care giants, Nivea by calling them ‘ignorant’.
In a lengthy post made on her Facebook wall, the politician bemoaned the rate at which some people were just against the use of beauty products just because they held the notion that they were bleaching creams.
The actress expressed her respect for calls to pull down advertisement placed on billboards by the company which was believed to have been started by music star, Fuse ODG.
The actress however begged to differ on the stance of some dark skinned Ghanaians who were trying to insinuate that anyone who had fair skin might have bleached to acquire that skin tone.
She slammed critics of the fair skinned products and indicated that, “Using Dark or Light skin products is all about the individual's choice because at the end of the day one's skin tone doesn't affect another person's life or bank balance in anyway so the Dark Skin Ghanaians should give the Light Skin ones a break”.
She took time to educate some Ghanaians on the type of skin tones we have and it was to no effect for a fair skinned person to use creams meant to darken the skin.
Award-winning musician Fuse ODG started a campaign against Nivea asking them to pull down their billboards in Ghana because he felt they were trying to encourage bleaching. Some Ghanaians including TV icon Anita Erskine have also joined in on the cause to get the ads removed.
However, some Ghanaians have strongly backed the cosmetic company and urged those calling for the pulling down of the billboards to calm down. Artiste manager Bulldog is one of the personalities that has spoken against the campaign.
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