Actress Emma Watson branded a ‘fake feminist’ and a racist after fronting ad for Lancome lightening product

The UN Women’s ambassador was branded a ‘fake feminist’ and even a racist after it emerged that she fronted an advertising campaign for skin-lightening products made by the cosmetics giant Lancome, for which she was a highly-paid ‘brand ambassador’. 

Encouraging dark-skinned women to look whiter is obviously a deeply contentious issueand the 25-year-old English rose might have wilted under the ferocity of the criticism.Her spokesman said he couldn’t comment on ‘previous contractual arrangements’. His client, he added, ‘no longer participates in advertising beauty products, which do not always reflect the diverse beauty of all women’.

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