As many cosmetic companies around the world are facing backlash on social media in the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement, Hindustan Unilever Limited has announced to drop the word ‘Fair’ from its product “Fair & Lovely”.
Hindustan Unilever Chairman Sanjiv Mehta said in a statement that “We are making our skincare portfolio more inclusive, a more diverse portrayal of beauty,”
Furthermore, Sunny Jain, Unilever’s president of its beauty and personal care division, said in a separate statement that “We recognize that the use of the words ‘fair’, ‘white’ and ‘light’ suggest a singular ideal of beauty that we don’t think is right, and we want to address this,”
Let it be known that worldwide protest erupted after American black man, George Floyd was killed brutally in Minneapolis when a white officer kneeled on his neck for an extended period of time.
His death was captured in a video and sparked global outrage in the Black Lives Matter movement.
The world’s top celebrities also raised their voices and demanded justice against this inhuman act.
Anti-racism campaigners began demonstrations since Floyd’s death and the protests intensified from the United States to the United Kingdom and many parts of the world.
Thousands of people had gathered to join anti-racism protests across the UK, despite officials advised not to gather due to coronavirus.