Ayeza Khan recently came under fire for endorsing fairness creams. The popular actress received a lot of backlash from her fans over the decision. That part is not at all surprising. But what no one would have seen coming, was the witty response of fellow actress and model Amna Ilyas.
Colorism is a frightening issue. In desi societies, we are told that having a fair skin accounts for more than having a great personality. It is quite sad how we are fed this notion since the day we are born. Apparently, Amna feels the same way about it.
Last year, Amna Ilyas opened up about her struggles with colorism both in her personal and professional life.
Her interview with BBC Urdu went viral. People came to a realization that what they are doing in order to fit in the conventional ‘white is the best’ formula is damaging not only their skin but their personality and confidence as well.