It takes a lot of guts to stay in the industry and speak against your colleagues. Abhay Deol has finally shown this courage and has thrashed celebrities who endorse fairness cream brands.
In a series of posts on Facebook, Abhay Deol mocked Shah Rukh Khan, Sonam Kapoor, Deepika Padukone, Vidya Balan and many more big names of the Bollywood fraternity for endorsing fairness products and talked about the wrong message these stars gave to the masses. Talking about the racism in our country, Abhay Deol pointed out some really serious flaws that are there in the industry and how common people should avoid blindly following these stars. Take a look at his posts.
Shah Rukh Khan
Abhay didn’t just mock those who endorsed such brands but also appreciated a few who showed courage and said no to fairness cream offers.
The actor posted a message for the fans who blindly follow their favorite celebrities. He urged people to understand the difference between right and wrong. He wrote,
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.