Former Miss America Nina Davuluri Criticizes Prince Harry, Duchess Meghan Markle Over Skin Whitening Cream Deal
File photo of Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan Markle on their way to attend the Commonwealth Day Service 2020 on March 9, 2020 in London, England. (Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
India-West Staff Reporter
The first Indian American to win the Miss America crown (in 2014) is among many people criticizing Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan Markle over their partnership with a company that sells skin-whitening creams.
Nina Davuluri argued that the creams promote a racist ideology “that you need white skin to be beautiful, you need white skin to be successful,” according to a pagesix.com report.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced last week that they joined forces with Procter & Gamble, which sells a controversial Olay skin-lightening cream, the Mirror reported.
The company’s Olay brand sells the White Radiance moisturizer in India, Malaysia and Singapore.
Skin-lightening creams are advertised for their ability to reduce the concentration or production of melanin, which gives skin its pigment, the report said.