Band-Aid’s post at diversity fails to impress netizens:
As the “Black Lives Matter” protest against racism continues to get attention in the US and around the world. A US-based company in solidarity has come up with adhesive bandages in diverse skin colors.
Taking to Instagram, Johnson & Johnson-owned Band-Aid revealed bandages of different shades, from light to dark brown shades, in order to embrace the beauty of different skin colors.
The post read:
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We hear you. We see you. We’re listening to you. We stand in solidarity with our Black colleagues, collaborators and community in the fight against racism, violence and injustice. We are committed to taking actions to create tangible change for the Black community. We are committed to launching a range of bandages in light, medium and deep shades of Brown and Black skin tones that embrace the beauty of diverse skin. We are dedicated to inclusivity and providing the best healing solutions, better representing you. In addition, we will be making a donation to @blklivesmatter. We promise that this is just the first among many steps together in the fight against systemic racism. We can, we must and we will do better.
“We hear you. We see you. We’re listening to you. We stand in solidarity with our Black colleagues, collaborators, and community in the fight against racism, violence, and injustice. We are committed to taking actions to create tangible change for the Black community,”
They further added: “We are dedicated to inclusivity and providing the best healing solutions, better representing you.”The company also told in the post that they will be donating to the Black Lives Matter movement.
Though, as the post went viral the step did not get much love on the internet. While many got offended, others thought it was rather trivial.
Check out the reactions:
I will never buy a band-aid again. I WILL BLEED.
— Deputy Travis Jr. (@deptravisjr) June 11, 2020
Why not manufacture them ‘clear’ as in crystal clear.
— Archangel Michael (@SOMEARCHANGEL) June 11, 2020
Racism is CANCELED
— Max Nordau (@MaxNordau) June 11, 2020
Wow. Band-Aid just solved racism.
— Doug Spoons (@SpoonsDoug) June 11, 2020
They make clear bandaids. Use those
— Jonathan Falcon (@JonathanFalcons) June 11, 2020
Band-aids don’t help much with gunshot wounds.
— Disappointment (@DuardoFairchild) June 11, 2020
Earlier, PadmaLakshmi, Diet Sabya and others demanded a ban on fairness creams.
Check out their posts:
For years I‘ve been saying that “Fair & Lovely” needs to pack their fake cosmetics and GO!!
Anyone else out there sick and tired of being told that fair=lovely? Because I sure as hell am.
I’ve been hearing that crap since my girlhood and it did a number on my self-esteem.
— Padma Lakshmi (@PadmaLakshmi) June 9, 2020
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Didi’s flying jutti to all the FAKE FAIRNESS BEAUTY PRODUCTS and people who sponsor them! . Can’t dark skinned people be beautiful? Does being fair imply being lovely? These Racist Fairness Ads Need to be Stopped. Rise above Hate. Spread Love!! . . . . . . . . . #illustrationartists #desiart #indianillustrator #indiandesi #desifashion #indianart #artistofindia #indiangirls #indianartistas #indianartist #desiartist #indianillustrator #indianartistas #womenofillustration #cultureadventure #indiancontemporaryart #modernart #rajaravivarma #indianpainting #indianpaintbrush #retrobollywood #freelanceillustration #callforartists #quarantineandchill #indianwomen #pakistanistreetstyle #vogueindia reference-Internet #fairmyjutti
we need to listen to the voices that stand against the order. only this way we can change the world.