Actress Nadia Jamil recently appeared on Rewind with Samina Peerzada and though the actress spoke her heart out in the first episode of the interview, she wasn’t aware at the time that the said show is backed by a fairness brand.
The actress later took to social media and cleared her stance that she doesn’t endorse any fairness product.
“Although I have a deep respect for Samina Peerzada and love her a lot, I want to publicly distance myself from the heinously racist and demoralising brand Fair and Lovely. I had no idea they sponsor the interview I have recorded. Till right now,” she wrote in her Facebook post.
The actress clarified that she doesn’t support the regressive idea that any woman needs to lighten her skin to look more attractive.
“I cannot and do not endorse the need for ANY woman to lighten her skin to look more attractive. A womanâ€™s dark skin is her beauty. She should wear it with extreme pride and love!Â Yes, us women come in different colours, shapes, sizes and personas. Deal with it world. Respect them all please.Â Stop telling us and making money off brainwashing the planet as to what our standard for beauty needs to be. We are all beautiful.Â Racism should not be endorsed. Body shaming should not be endorsed,” she added.
Watch the interview here: