Harry and Meghan chose Olay for skin lightening cream – fr

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Harry and Meghan chose Olay for skin lightening cream – fr


Meghan Markle and Prince Harry come under fire for their new partnership with a company that sells skin whitening creams – some wonder how the deal fits their plea against racism, reports show.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced last week that they have partnered with Procter & Gamble, which sells controversial lightening cream Olay, the Mirror reported.

“Meghan has talked a lot about the issue of race and racism so it comes out like a sore thumb,” said Alex Malouf, a former Procter & Gamble executive.

The company’s Olay brand sells White Radiance moisturizer in India, Malaysia and Singapore, the Daily Mail reported.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have come under fire for their deal with a company that sells skin whitening creams.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have come under fire for their deal with a company that sells skin whitening creams.
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Skin lightening creams are advertised for their ability to reduce the concentration or production of melanin, which gives the skin its pigment.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle seen together in Sydney, Australia.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle seen together in Sydney, Australia.
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Critics have called for similar products to be taken off shelves, saying they are inherently racist and colorist.

Nina Davuluri, who was the first Native American to win Miss America, argued that the creams promote a “racist” ideology “that you need white skin to be beautiful, you need white skin to be successful.”

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry sparked controversy after their Archewell Foundation signed a
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry sparked controversy after their Archewell Foundation signed a “global partnership” with Procter & Gamble.
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Joanne Rondilla, a professor at San Jose State University, added that the Sussexes have a “responsibility” to address concerns about the product with the company.

“Like everyone in the world, I saw this interview with Oprah that Meghan had,” she told the outlet.

"White shine" is sold by Olay.
White Radiance is sold by Olay.
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“It was important for[Meghan} to raise these colorism issues, I don’t think that the partnership should go ahead with this conversation”[Meghan} tobringuptheseissuesofcolorismIdon’tthinkthispartnershipadvancesthatconversation ”

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