Am I drunk, or did Huda Beauty just try and tell me how to bleach my vagina?
Miss me with that racist shit!
by Katie Way
Beauty standards these days are higher than ever — it's basically cliché to even acknowledge how unrealistic they are. But Huda Beauty, a Dubai-based cosmetics company, seems bound and determined to remind women that nothing about our bodies is up to par because they just promoted a blog post about vagina lightening.
Not vagina lightning, which would be sick. The actual, medical process of changing the color of your pussy. For what?!
"This is a REAL issue!" proclaimed the post's caption on Facebook. But, uh, no it's fucking not.
And obviously, the post itself isn't any better. It features the advice of "Dr. Doris Day," who recommends that women speak to their dermatologists so they can acquire vag-brightening treatments or a "chemical peel."
— Jane Daly (@dalybeauty) May 2, 2018
Dr. Day also suggests DIY-ing a lightening treatment with coconut oil, lemon juice and rose water. That heady, heady cocktail sounds like a recipe for a UTI to me.
Huda Beauty is, first and foremost, a makeup company — it wants to sell product, and preying on and magnifying women's insecurities about how they look is a great way to do that. But I'm pretty sure they're not manufacturing any pussy concealer, so it's beyond me why they'd be writing and promoting this trash-ass content.
LMAOO HUDA BEAUTY TOLD MFS TO USE LEMON JUICE TO LIGHTEN THEIR COOCHIES? LKAMMAMAKAKAKAJSJS pic.twitter.com/ij9kGNUZ80
— beanie baby (@BrianasNicoles) May 3, 2018
Beyond that, the myth that a woman's "vagina" (should be vulva anyway) needs to be a certain shade is racist (pink why?) and deeply stupid. Like, don't we have enough to worry about? People are dying and I think one of my eyes is bigger than the other one. Please, don't try to feed me this bullshit too.
huda beauty is so messy I don't trust it
— gothicc (@ohcalamityx) May 3, 2018
Huda Beauty "updated" the post after the backlash, and added "we do not feel lightening your vulva (vagina/ lady parts/ VJJ,) is necessary" but "we hope this post provides the best information on the topic and offers safe ways for people to do this."
Because nothing is safer than drenching your genitalia in lemon juice, am I right ladies?
We reached out to Huda Beauty for comment, but have yet to receive a response. Here's the whole post, if you're in a brain-rotting kinda mood.
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