Comment on Skin Colour is Not a Fashion Statement (And no, we won’t “get a tan…”) by Elizabeth.
Thank you so much for writing this article! It’s interesting that in our society, to make fun of people with darker skin is perceived to be racial slander, however to make fun of people with lighter skin is completely acceptable. I am fair andI I have dark hair. I was recently on holiday with ten other girls and all of them tanned. On the last day my friend turned to me and said ‘I cannot believe how white you are, seriously!? We’ve been here for a week and you are SO white!’ Which was completely unnecessary and made me feel bad, all for having fair skin! I understand that nowadays a tan resembles a healthy, happy lifestyle but this is a complete stereotype there is no such thing as too pale!