Skin whitening products are popular in Asia and the Middle East, where pale skin is considered desirable by many. Johnson & Johnson’s announcement it will withdraw a skin-whitening line, prompted by the current debate about racial inequality, has had a mixed reaction in Asia. Photo: Shutterstock Skin whitening products are popular in Asia and the Middle East, where pale skin is considered desirable by many. Johnson & Johnson’s announcement it will withdraw a skin-whitening line, prompted by the current debate about racial inequality, has had a mixed reaction in Asia. Photo: Shutterstock
Skin whitening products are popular in Asia and the Middle East, where pale skin is considered desirable by many. Johnson & Johnson’s announcement it will withdraw a skin-whitening line, prompted by the current debate about racial inequality, has had a mixed reaction in Asia. Photo: Shutterstock

Asia reacts to Johnson & Johnson skin-whitening creams’ withdrawal: ‘pure racism … our rights are being infringed’

  • Johnson & Johnson’s withdrawal of its Clean & Clear fairness and Neutrogena Fine Fairness lines divides Asian social media users, with some incredulous
  • Hong Kong social media user writes it is ‘pure racism and sexism towards Asian women’, while a Twitter user calls it a disgrace; another user welcomes the move

Topic |   Beauty
Skin whitening products are popular in Asia and the Middle East, where pale skin is considered desirable by many. Johnson & Johnson’s announcement it will withdraw a skin-whitening line, prompted by the current debate about racial inequality, has had a mixed reaction in Asia. Photo: Shutterstock Skin whitening products are popular in Asia and the Middle East, where pale skin is considered desirable by many. Johnson & Johnson’s announcement it will withdraw a skin-whitening line, prompted by the current debate about racial inequality, has had a mixed reaction in Asia. Photo: Shutterstock
Skin whitening products are popular in Asia and the Middle East, where pale skin is considered desirable by many. Johnson & Johnson’s announcement it will withdraw a skin-whitening line, prompted by the current debate about racial inequality, has had a mixed reaction in Asia. Photo: Shutterstock
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