Several CN.com members informed me of a recent lawsuit against Garnier…apparently, they don’t like Black folks…or Asians…or Arabs. Dammit Garnier!
Here’s the link: http://business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/industry_sectors/consumer_goods/article6572173.ece
While the entire article is disturbing and unfortunate, this passage stood out:
“That image already suffered a battering when L’Oréal executives were forced to deny claims that they had lightened the singer Beyoncé Knowles’s skin for a campaign last year. The ruling also hinted at widespread prejudice among French shoppers since L’Oréal believed that they were more likely to buy shampoo from white sales staff, the court was told. “
I had a sneaking suspicion that they altered her skin tone for those commercials! At first glance, she looked like a white woman…her skin and hair were nearly the same color. Ridiculous.
Anyway, I’m not sure how I feel at this point. As a child, I remember my parents boycotting Denny’s and Shell Gas stations for similar reasons. Tell me what you think — if S&S gives you fabulous results, would you give it up due to the this recent news?
p.s. I picked up the newly formulated Sleek and Shine yesterday at Walgreens. I haven’t tried it yet…I wonder if it works as well as the old one does. This is a henna weekend, so I won’t be able to provide a review until Monday.