J. Cole recently spoke out about the light skin vs. dark skin complex that still exist within the black community, saying "Barack Obama would not be President if he were dark skin... That’s just the truth. I might not be as successful as I am now if I was dark skin."
Much of what Cole said got overblown. But this stigma of what it means to be black, beautiful and successful has prompted rumors of black celebs lightening their skin in order to be accepted. Check out 10 entertainers who've been accused of skin bleaching. —Terry Carter Jr. (@KINGBeysus)
The always outspoken singer/reality star spoke up when she was accused of skin bleaching, revealing to Ebony that she has vitiligo, a skin condition that affects skin pigmentation. Tamar put up an Instagram photo to prove her skin condition, adding, "I'm not bleaching my skin and if I was bleaching my skin and I felt like saying so, I would, but for the record, I am not."
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