Before and after of Vybz Kartel
I just can't. Not today, not ever.
So apparently Jamaican artist Vybz Kartel, who was recently indicted on murder charges, is launching is own line of skin bleaching cream for the young men of Jamaica.
Why? I don't know.
Kartel, who likens his skin bleaching to Caucasian people tanning, will release his creams under the name of "Vybz".
Somebody call the FDA, the CDC, somebody... ANYBODY. I know this can't be legal.
People are calling bleaching a "growing" problem in Jamaica but that is untrue. It is just a problem that is NOW receiving attention. In Jamaica and many other Afro-Caribbean islands, bleaching has been a long standing practice. I have family members that bleach their skin. There is so much underlying self hate among people of color it's disgusting.
Now, with all that said, let me go some blast Kartel :-)
I still love his music *GIGGLE*