Tyra Tackles Skin Bleaching

Published: Thursday 11th Sep 2008 by Sam
The season premiere of the Tyra Banks Show aired yesterday, with the supermodel-turned talk show host addressing the issue of skin bleaching in the black community. Check out Tyra talking about one of the show’s guests – a woman who bleaches the skin of her 3 young children -while doing the promo rounds for the show. Check it out:

It’s such a shame that in this day and age, such closed minded notions of what beauty/good looks mean are still prevalent. SMH…

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  1. Anonymous September 11, 2008

    Can u post the show on the this page

  2. Anonymous September 11, 2008

    I’m like….hw’s this possible?? Well…doin it to herself…i’d accept that but to her kids???!!! Hell Noooo!! I’d beat that b****!!

  3. Anonymous September 11, 2008

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    Thats crazy for a mother to want to bleach her young childrens skin. Kinda psycho.

    Let them live and do so themselves…

    -K.

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  4. tia September 11, 2008

    yeah that moms probably gonna recieve alot of backlash and is gonna have some crazy stuff happening to her from this show so i hope she’s ready,it’s not a good look….i hate close minded people like that,and the dumb this is that she is a darker skinned woman so wth??i just dont get people,they are my pet peeve

    on a more positive note tyra is very well spoken,i hope she brings the show back to LA so i can have a chance to go one day because i love her show, i mean sometimes she has some dumb ish but for the most part i enjoy what she talks about on her show.

  5. Anonymous September 11, 2008

    All black celbrities in particular should not be a guest on The View.

  6. Anonymous September 11, 2008

    I saw this show. I was very disappointed.. Why would you do that to your own children?..

  7. Anonymous September 11, 2008

    It’s funny. Tyra talks about beautiful as Beyonce Rhianna and herself!
    I think the show probably hi-lights an issue but bringing children into an occasion…
    i cannot believe that she is saying white america knows nothing about skin bleaching, i think its a lesson that Michael Jackson taught everybody – black and white!
    i also think in a sense Tyra is buying into, she looks slightly lighter than her higher learning and has the blondish weave/lacefront

  8. Anonymous September 11, 2008

    sad sad world but it just goes back to show how hard persons like Kelly Roland , Estelle, and other dark skin people in music and movie business have to work to get recognition compared to their lighter skin persons.

    Also per sons are influenced by musicians and actors/actresses who after a while look much lighter than before, examples, V. Fox, lil Kim, the darker skin girls from Girlfriends.

  9. Anonymous September 11, 2008

    give me koalic acid any day!

  10. miim September 11, 2008

    now thats just ignorance!!

  11. Anonymous September 11, 2008

    Welcome to the world WE have created people….there are no limits to what WE will do!!!!!!

  12. Anonymous September 11, 2008

    what can u use to bleach safely?

  13. Anonymous September 11, 2008

    lighter is better! suepr dark blacks look really dirty.

  14. Anonymous September 11, 2008

    lighter is NOT better you ignorant baboon. People are just ignorant everyone is human your skintone shouldn’t have anything to do with who you are.

  15. Anonymous September 11, 2008

    NAOMI CAMPBELL
    KELLY ROWLAND
    GRACE JONES (ICON)

    ALL OF THESE WOMEN ARE BEAUTIFUL! ITS SO SAD THAT PEOPLE ACT LIKE THEY DON’T EXIST. DARK-SKINNED ROLE MODELS MAY BE SOMEWHAT SMALL IN NUMBERS. HOWEVER, THEY ARE THERE. IT ISN’T A MATTER OF CELEBRITY. CELEBRITIES ARE NOT THE PROBLEM OR THE COMPLETE ANSWER. BLACK IS BEAUTIFUL N0 MATTER WHAT SHADE. UNFORTUNATELY SOME PEOPLE NEED A MAGAZINE, A MUSIC VIDEO, OR A TV SHOW TO TELL THEM THAT.

  16. Anonymous September 11, 2008

    this is making me very sad.

  17. Anonymous September 11, 2008

    I just want to say not all black people use bleaching cream to look lighter. Some black people suffer from severe acne and need the bleaching cream to even out their complexion. Black skin scars very easily. Not all black people hate their skin color. I wish Tyra would focus on other issues or find different ways to help the black community. I do wish the darker African Americans women could get lead romantic roles like Halley Berry.

  18. Anonymous September 13, 2008

    I use skin bleaching cream and im a dude and im mixed race…I spent so long in the sun I became really dark I basiclaly used it too get back to the colour I was before I was permanently tanned by the sun. it works amazingly

  19. Anonymous September 13, 2008

    wow. she should be arrested.
    that’s abuse.. not physical but mental.

  20. Anonymous September 15, 2008

    Hydroquinone is the ingredient commonly used to bleach skin and it is banned in some countries (not the US yet) because it is thought to be a CARCINOGEN! Be careful people. Please.

  21. Anonymous September 25, 2008

    There needs to be some awareness to people of color about the issue of skin bleaching. Statistics extrapolate that around 87% of all dark skinned individuals experience uneven skin tone and dark spots due to hyperpigmentation. It is not only necessary, but a must to use skin bleaching creams to eliminate imperfections and show the world how beautiful black can be.

    Since there was this issue of people bleaching their skin with products that contain chemicals, MAKARI de Suisse has manufactured an amazing array of 100% natural and Hydroquinone Free skin care products that do not fall within the FDA’s recent proposed ban on skin bleaching creams containing Hydroquinone. The FDA’s proposed ban requires skin-bleaching formulas that contain a drug called Hydroquinone, a possible carcinogen also linked to a skin-disfiguring condition, to be purchased with a prescription due to the potential of disfiguration.

    http://www.makari.com

  22. Anonymous September 27, 2008

    Michelle Obama
    Condoleeza Rice
    Oprah Winfrey
    Naomi Campbell
    Iman

  23. Anonymous January 11, 2009

    I like the Tyra show for the most part. I think that she tries to bring up controversial issues about black america, but here audience is mainly caucasian. So, it’s kind of like putting your family business in the streets on national tv without having a discussion with the family. You bring out your disfunctional family member and now all of your guests think that your whole family is “that way”. I understand what she is trying to do but you can’t expose a problem and not tell from where the discontent comes.

  24. TELENA February 15, 2010

    IM MIXED WITH WHITE AND MEXICAN AND I UNDERSTAND WHAT BLACK GIRLS GO THREW BECAUSE I HVE A FRIEND THAT THAT IS ALSO MIXED WITH WHITE AND MEXICAN BUT SHE IS SO MUCH LIGHTER THEN ME ,AND I MY LATINO FRIENDS SAY THEY LIKE HER AND SAY SHE IS SO PRETTY BECAUSE SHE HAS BLUISH GRAY EYES AND LONG BROWN HAIR ,BECAUSE ALOT OF LATINO MEN ARE LEAVING THEIR MEXCAN GIRL FRENDS AND GOING WITH THE REALLY PALE WHITE GIRLS.WHY CANT THEY GO WITH A OLIVE COMPLEXED GIRL LIKE ME, I KNOW ALOT DO BUT I KNOW A LOT OF THEM DONT THEY ALWAYS LIKE THE PALE ONES,AND I HATE WHEN THEY TRY TO PUT BLACK PEOPLE DOWN ABOUT THEIR SKIN TONE ALSO SO JUST LOVE YOU

  25. SHAMICA February 15, 2010

    YOU WHITE B****** BE THINKING YOU ALL THAT,YOU CANT ALWAYS Say latinos go with white girls cause over here you dont see nar one with a white girl you be seening them with black girls cause were BOOTYLICIOUS okkk.we shake the booty real good. you flat bootys cant do like we do . stay away from our latino men they dont want you. the blacker the berry the sweeter the juice get used to it.and darker is better then lighter.some black people bleach just to get rid of the dark spots not to be white.they have lighter skinned women on tv because thats what the midia wants.Cause i know alot of light skinned girls who tan ok get it right son

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