Kerry Washington is on the cover of the March issue of InStyle, and for the second time in a few years, she looks...different...than she usually does.
Brands around the world make loads of money from their skin lightening products, but that's going to be more difficult in at least one country going forward: The Advertising Standards Council of India has banned commercials and ads that make people who have darker skin seem "unsuccessful in any aspect of life…
You may have noticed: Lupita Nyong'o is having quite a moment.
Lupita Nyong'o was just nominated for an Oscar, which means that we'll have over a month more of her flawless red carpet appearances, magazine spreads, and interviews. Apparently, we'll also get some skin lightening fuckery, thanks to Vanity Fair.
A new film about the prejudice of colorism has backing from an unusual source: the cosmetics and personal-care products giant Procter & Gamble. Why is that unusual? Because Procter & Gamble, when it's not backing films that aim to inspire audiences with the message that black skin is beautiful, sells skin-lightening…
An anonymously-sourced Times Of India account claims Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is in "disbelief" about alleged skin-whitening on her Elle India cover. "If there is any proof of this, she might even take action."
Next month, the British government will meet with advertisers, fashion editors and health experts to discuss airbrushing and photoshop. But won't it take more than legislation to correct how we currently look at women's bodies?
Robbie Myers, editor-in-chief of Elle, claims that Gabourey Sidibe's skin was "absolutely not" changed.
When we discussed Gabourey Sidibe's Elle cover last week, we focused on her terrible wig. But some readers and commenters noticed something else amiss: Her skin tone.
Vaseline has developed a skin lightening app for Facebook, so users can make their profile pics look whiter. Because why rely on an advertiser's unrealistic and racist image of beauty when you can create your own?
After traveling the world, Jessica was back home in Los Angeles for last night's episode. She visited a high school, where she talked to a few female students about her journey — and their self-image.
The premiere episode of Jessica Simpson's VH1 show focused on standards of beauty in Thailand. Unfortunately, the mission got off-track when Jessica and her friends gagged on fried bugs and giggled during meditation with a Buddhist monk.
We've discussed skin-lightening in India before, but, according to The Independent, new skin-whitening commercials are igniting a "race row" in that country. The commercials feature three of Bollywood's biggest stars in a soap opera-style love triangle. The dark chick is dissed for a lighter-skinned woman, so she…