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I will be the first to tell you, I have no clue who Azealia Banks is. Also, I have no clue what skin bleaching is. But together we will solve this mystery.
Okay, so according to Wikipedia, Skin Bleaching is exactly what it sounds like. Basically you take some kind/variation of chloride, which I'm guessing is like chlorine, and someone puts that on your face. That chlorine makes your skin tone noticeably lighter. Here are some examples.
Why people do this? I got no clue.
Why is this a big deal? Maybe because Azealia Banks compared skin bleaching to getting a nose job or wearing a weave. That seems a bit extreme of a comparison, unless they are using some sort of chlorine to melt your nose and then a clay like chlorine is shaped into a new nose, but I've never had a nose job.
When it comes to the weave comparison, has anyone thought that she missed a solid A+ example that very similar to a weave? Dying your hair? Yea, that is essentially the closest comparison you can get to bleaching/dying your skin. How the fuck do you come up with weave? A weave is like a wig or some shit that you glue on, that has nothing to do with altering the pigmentation in your skin.
Someone dying their hair, if she had said that there probably wouldn't have been so much backlash. I'm going to guess Azealia Banks is a singer. Since pop singers, rappers, and country music stars are unequivocally the dumbest group of people in America.
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