Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Vybz Kartel and skin bleaching

I, for one, am a big Vybz Kartel fan and hold him responsible for stopping the rot of dancehall music from the late 1990's and early 2000's. The past few years however, despite a few remixes here and there, he has largely fallen off my radar except for when a song comes up on my iTunes to brighten up my day.

Earlier this morning I read comments that Vybz made regarding skin bleaching and skin bleaching products. He said:

“This is my new image.You can expect the unexpected. I feel comfortable with black people lightening their skin. They want a different look. It’s tantamount to white people getting a sun tan.”

The reasoning is of course logical and difficult to fault but many fear that the use of such bleaching products will become more widespread.

Each to their own I guess.