NEW DELHI: Actor Abhay Deol roasted fellow Bollywood actors on Facebook on Wednesday for endorsing fairness creams and called their ad campaigns “demeaning, false, and racist”.
In a series of sardonic Facebook posts, Deol aimed at Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, Vidya Balan, Shahid Kapoor and others, while sharing the various ads they have done for fairness products, and mocked their promises of a fair skin.His posts received overwhelming response, with likes running into thousands on each post by early evening.
Deol’s anti-fairness cream tirade comes merely two weeks after attacks on individuals from African countries in Delhi-NCR, which had reignited the debate on racism in the country. In a post featuring Shah Rukh’s ad, Abhay Deol translates the tagline and writes: “(Translated) – ‘Being a man why are you are still using a women’s FAIRNESS cream!?’ He’s clearly trying to make you a man, becoming whiter is just a side effect.”
15th Meeting of the GST Council to be held tomorrow, 3rd June, 2017 – Approval of amendments to the draft GST Rules and related forms and Finalisation of the rates of tax and cess on the remaining commodities are on the Agenda among others for tomorrow’s meeting.
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