I have come across really mean and evil people who carry their fair colour with that extra air of supremacy. Not a generalisation but what I am trying to say is that lovely people exist irrespective of colour.
The recent tirade by Abhay Deol is totally justified which came just 2 weeks after the racist attacks on African students. Proves how racist we are. How colour obsessed we are, even when we are at the receiving end in foreign countries. We must never forget we are categorised as brown all over the world. The bad thing is we are fighting for shades, just a bit lighter, just 'a bit more light' shade! Does that make any bloody fucking difference? The shade may be lighter or darker, but we are all brown. And will remain so.
Bollywood actor Abhay Deol, in a series of FB posts, rightly roasted Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, Vidya Balan, Shahid Kapoor, among others. This is what his post read-
"There's a lot more of these campaigns that are blatantly, and sometimes subtly, selling you the idea that whiter skin is better than darker skin. No one at the top of their game in any field is going to tell you that it is demeaning, false, and racist.
You have to see that for yourself. You have to stop buying into the idea that a particular shade is better than others. Unfortunately, if you look at matrimonial ads you will see how entrenched in our psyche this belief is. We even use the word 'dusk' to describe the colour of someone's skin. While an individual may not be able to change this attitude in his/her community, he/she can at least start with the family."
Abhay Deol has spoken what the 90% Indians don't know, who are having 'dusk' as their colour, that they are being brainwashed into believing something ridiculous. And why are we so much obsessed with stuff that's fair? Is this the British colonial hangover? Is this the false notion of white race supremacy, and we want to be like them? What is that?
It's our fucking narrow mindedness. Our small minds can't think big.
The color obsession has made us blind. Look at the 'Stay Unfair and Beautiful Campaign' by our beloved and beautiful Nandita Das, not to forget the earlier 'Dark is Beautiful' campaign by her. She is more talented than numerous Bollywood actresses. That's the truth. But sometimes, in a country like India, color overshadows talent, especially in Bollywood.
Shah Rukh Khan is trying to make you a man because you are using women's fairness cream. So, here he comes with men's fairness cream. John Abraham is letting you choose any shade with his shade marker scale! You can even be dark if you go from left to right. And photoshopping has really made Ileana D'Cruz 'white beauty'. Do you get that? Aren't you waiting to tell the world that I am also FAIR AND BEAUTIFUL? While Vidya Balan is going a step ahead, making you fair from within through her dashing 'Radiant Fairness from within' campaign. And Deepika Padukone? Get ready for your eyes to be fairer. Wow! Fairer eyes!
Enough of satire.
And then, Nandita Das was busy telling the world that Dark is Beautiful. C'mon, stop that nonsense. We know that already. Aren't we Indians? Please let us close our eyes and continue with our pursuit of lighter, fairer and whiter happiness. We love bullshit.
Mr Tarun Vijay just said, "we are not racists because we have been living with South Indians for thousands of years!"
Yes, we are not racists. We are not colour obsessed. We don't look for colour while getting married. We don't write 'wheatish' in our newspapers matrimony columns. We don't make fun of dark colour.
We are very fair, from inside, you know. Outside whatever that may be!
Thank you Randeep Hooda, Kangana Ranaut, Ranbir Kapoor and Swara Bhaskar.