Harry And Meghan Under Fire For Partnering With Company That Sells “Skin-Whitening Cream”
Harry and Meghan are getting backlash for partnering with a company that sells skin-whitening cream even though they're against racism.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have found themselves at odds with cancel culture over skin-whitening cream. The Duke and Duchess recently finalized a deal with a massive company that sells skin-whitening cream. Now, they are facing cries of hypocrisy due to the fact that they often speak out against racism.
The Royal exiles announced a deal with Procter and Gamble through their non-profit Archewell foundation. The arrangement focuses on “gender equality, more inclusive online spaces, and resilience and impact through sport.”
Social Justice Warriors Harry And Meghan
Harry and Meghan often discuss racism. They even discussed racism within Harry’s own family with Oprah Winfrey.
But, they apparently turned the other cheek when it came to partnering with a company that sells cream to lighten skin.
Procter and Gamble’s Olay brand sells White Radiance moisturizer in India, Malaysia, and Singapore. The marketing materials for skin lightening or whitening creams claim they reduce the concentration or production of melanin, which gives skin its darker pigment.
More embarrassment for Meghan & Harry. They have done commercial deal with Proctor & Gamble which sells skin whitening cream. Don’t they do any due diligence
— Andrew Pierce (@toryboypierce) May 17, 2021
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Critics of these creams accuse them of being racist and demand their removal from store shelves.
There are quite a few people taking aim at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle about their deal.
These commercial enterprises are proving a nightmare for the king & queen of Wokeism Harry & Meghan.
They signed a deal with Proctor & Gamble who own Olay.. which has attracted controversy over selling skin lightening creams mainly in Asia & Africa.
H&M look the other way.. $$$
— sandieshoes (@sandieshoes) May 17, 2021
I see that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have inked a PR deal with Procter & Gamble. I wonder how long it will take the "Woke" community to realize P&G sells skin-whitening creams. I'm told the skin-lightening industry is worth over $7B a year! Let's see how WOKE P&G really is!
— Brent Monday (@Global_Occupant) May 18, 2021
They say the creams and the accompanying marketing imply lighter skin is more beautiful.
Nina Davuluri, who was the first Indian American to be crowned Miss America, believes the creams promote a “racist” ideology.
She thinks they create the perception “that you need white skin to be beautiful, you need white skin to be successful.”
— Page Six (@PageSix) May 17, 2021
Royal Family Avoids Commercial Deals
“Meghan has talked a lot about the issue of race and racism, so this does stick out like a sore thumb,” former Procter & Gamble executive Alex Malouf said.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been woke warriors but this alignment with Procter and Gamble makes it appear they are willing to push their values to the side for a windfall payday.
The British Royal Family has avoided commercial deals for this reason.
Meghan and Harry’s decision to launch Megxit last year has left them at odds with Buckingham Palace as they publicly buck the royal rules and protocols.
This snafu with skin-lightening cream highlights why avoiding sponsorship is vital to the Monarchy.
Palace insiders said earlier this week that Prince Harry and his wife should be stripped of all their titles after the Duke publicly criticized the parenting skills of Prince Charles and the Queen.
This whitening cream public relations nightmare may help propel Meghan to lose her tiara and title.