Lupita Nyongo’o’s number one hater, skin bleaching queen extraordinaire Dencia, is calling the Academy Award winner a hypocrite for signing on to be the face of Lancôme.
French cosmetics house Lancôme announced last Friday that Nyong’o was the new brand ambassadress for the company– making her the first black ambassadress, although they’ve had several black models in their ads.
After the announcement Friday, Nyong’o said in a news release that she was proud to represent Lancôme, adding that “beauty should not be dictated, but should instead be an expression of a woman’s freedom to be herself.” But Cameroonian singer and Whitenicious endorser and user, Dencia, isn’t biting her tongue when it comes to how she feels about Nyongo’o and the cosmetics company.
And of course Dencia would know all about company’s and their skin bleaching products, so she is quite correct. Lancome’s Blanc Expert, is touted as being a ” the latest brightening technology designed to regulate melanin production and awaken the luminosity of the skin”.
Which is all a fancy way of saying “it will get rid of hyperpigmentation and lighten the skin”. But as someone who has suffered from hyperpigmentation, I’ve used such products to treat dark spots, but not to turn my whole body Dencia white.
I’m quite sure Dencia will find another reason to complain about Lupita. The thirst is real.