Meagan Good is the latest in line to get backlash for her complexion and accusations that she's bleached her skin to make it lighter. Well, the Think Like a Man Too star has taken to Instagram to share a baby photo of herself and an open message to all those who think she's trying to look whiter.
"I can't believe I'm actually going to address this nonsense lol … Buuuut I have young women who follow me – so I think it's important to give clarity because I believe that Black and every other color is beautiful," Good said. "This is for those who believe that I would actually bleach my face and entire body to try to be lighter skin smh …. Umm No Ma'am. First off? I LOVE my complexion – no matter what side of the spectrum I'm at at any particular time… My skin looks various different ways for various reasons – from lighting to makeup ..style of photography or something as simple as weather and what coast I'm working on at any given time…"
Good also explained why she might look lighter or darker under different circumstances, none of which are the result of bleaching creams or an intention to look Caucasian.
"This is my complexion-the one I was born with… I tend to get lighter and darker depending upon how much sun I do or don't get. I looove the sun. I'm a Cali gal, but as I've gotten older and especially more recently, since I've gotten into my 30s, I tend not to be in the sun as much because it ages your skin terribly. Simply put – i'm opting to preserve my skin by protecting it and only making exceptions for vacations…"
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