-Actress Priyanka Chopra has been accused of being inappropriate after featuring in a skin-lightening cream advertisement
- The 38-year-old actress who once had insecurities because of her skin tone has however apologised for being in such a project
- Chopra was the 2000 Miss India winner and was later crowned Miss World in the same year
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Hollywood actress Priyanka Chopra has apologised after featuring in an advertisement that fans have deemed inappropriate.
In the commercial, the actress could be seen losing her boyfriend to a lighter skinned woman and only gets him back after using the skin-lightening cream.
The entertainment industry has been looking down on people with darker skin tones and the star’s participation in the commercial only makes her tone deaf to what’s happening.
However, while speaking to the Guardian publication, the 38-year-old said apologised and said regrets doing that. She said:
‘’I cannot go back and change what I did, but I can apologise and I do so sincerely.’’
The star also revealed that doing that advert is one of her missteps in her flourishing career and that watching it took her back to the insecurities she had as a little girl.
‘’When I saw the ad, I felt sad. I saw myself through my 13-year-old eyes when I was making concoctions in my bathroom trying to lighten my skin tone.
I would never go around saying you need to becomes fair and that is not the only way you will be beautiful because I do not endorse that,’’ she said.
However, people who found the ad as distasteful have started digging into her archived interviews where she largely talked about loving herself as a dark skinned person.
Previously, the beautiful actress got married to the handsome artiste Nick Jonas in a huge colourful wedding.
After the commercial, there have been people who have called her a hypocrite for saying one thing and doing the other.
Notably, the star participated in pageant competitions in her home country in India where she son Miss India in 2000 and was later crowned Miss World in that same year.
Despite the two wins, the model disclosed that she never believed she was beautiful enough because of her skin tone.
In similar beauty products news, UK recently banned two models from advertising any beauty products online after they were accused of using filters to tan their skins.
The two influencers were banned from sharing beauty products after manipulating their images using filters and the Advertising Agency Authority in the UK said the two fooled their followers who may buy their products hoping for similar results.
A make-up expert who had reported the two incidents said these acts of boosting images only add more pressure on women who strive to get such unattainable results.
Prisca Aroko is a TUKO.co.ke journalist with five years of working experience in the media industry. She is a Broadcast Journalism graduate from Kenya Institute of Mass Communication where she graduated in 2014. Aroko is an Entertainment Editor who also writes Human Interest stories and is passionate about feature stories that highlight or empower women. She is also a voracious reader, loves cooking and sampling different meals and has a huge interest in fashion. Learn more about her on Twitter @Arokoprisca.
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