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The largest cosmetics company in the world announced on Saturday that it will remove words like “whitening,” “fair” and “lightening” on the packaging of its products.

A number of cosmetics brands have recently been bashed for offering skin-lightening products or identifying some as intended for “fair” skin.

“The L’Oreal Group has decided to remove the words white/whitening, fair/fairness, light/lightening from all its skin evening products,” the French cosmetics giant said in statement, according to the Associated Press.

The French company made headlines this month when it wrote on Instagram that it “stands in solidarity with the Black community, and injustice of any kind.”

L’Oreal’s latest move came after social media posts by British model Munroe Bergdorf, who was the company’s first transgender model before she was fired in 2017, re-emerged. The company had hired Bergdorf, who is black, as a consultant on their U.K. Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Board.

“Your existence, privilege and success as a race is built on the backs, blood and death of people of color. Your entire existence is drenched in racism,” she wrote in 2017 in a message to white people. “Racism isn’t learned. It’s inherited, and consciously or unconsciously passed down through privilege. Once white people begin to admit that their race is the most violent and oppressive force of nature on Earth, then we can talk.”

Bergdorf’s comments came before she was hired by L’Oreal. “The company has since rehired Bergdorf and she will serve on the diversity board,” CNN reported.

“L’Oreal’s promise for change comes a day after consumer products leader Unilever announced they’d be changing the name of their ‘Fair & Lovely’ cream that is popular in Asia for skin lightening,” Fox News reported.

The product reportedly generated $500 million in revenue in India last year, according to Yahoo News, but the brand says they are working to acknowledge how their terminology and branding perpetuates racist stereotypes.

“We are fully committed to having a global portfolio of skincare brands that is inclusive and cares for all skin tones, celebrating greater diversity of beauty,” Sunny Jain, the head of Unilever’s Beauty & Personal Care said. “We recognize that the use of the words ‘fair’, ‘white’ and ‘light’ suggest a singular ideal of beauty that we don’t think is right, and we want to address this.”

L’Oreal’s move comes as nationwide protests continue over the death of George Floyd, who died on Memorial Day while in the custody of the Minneapolis police. The protests have prompted companies to change their product names.

Quaker Oats announced last week that it would be removing Aunt Jemima from its 133-year-old brand of syrup and pancake mix. Then the company that makes Cream of Wheat said it is beginning a review of its brand and packaging, which features a black chef holding up a piping hot bowl of cereal. Meanwhile, the company that makes Uncle Ben’s rice said Wednesday that “now was the right time to evolve” the brand. Their package features an elderly black man in a tuxedo next to its trademark saying, “Perfect Every Time.”

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22 Comments
GEORGE EADY June 29, 2020
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YES THERE IS A NEW SICKNESS IN AMERICA . AND IT IS CALLED (ASS KISSING) OR IN SOME CASES ( ASS SUCKING ) THERE SUCKING UP TO THIS CRAP . I TOLD YOU ON THE FIRST DAY THIS CRAP WOULD NOT STOP. AND IT HAS GONE TO FARE . THE SPORTS INDUSTRIES WONT KNOW THE BILLIONS IT HAS COSTED THEM UNTIL THE VIRUS IS GONE AND THE PEOPLE DONT COME BACK. AND THAT SAME EFFECT WILL RUN ALL THROW AMERICA . THE BEST WAY TO PROTEST . IS TO GO AFTER THE DOLLAR'S / SINCE THERE HEART BET IS THE DOLLAR .
Frank Campo June 29, 2020
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This is the biggest bunch of crap I've ever seen. These pathetic companies need to grow a set and stand up to these twits.
Carlos June 29, 2020
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That is by far the worst pandering I have seen to date....what the hell is wrong with you people....didn't buy your shit before and sure as hell won't buy it now and will spread the word among everyone I know...you suck L'Oreal
RD June 29, 2020
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BULLSHIT!!!!!
Gail M Williams June 29, 2020
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Excuse me, No, the White race has been no more violent or oppressive than any other race, over the course of time. It would serve you good to research slavery thru the ages. Slavery in America perpetrated a terrible injustice on the black race, America is the ONLY country that fought a war to stop it. She has spent over 150 years trying to overcome it, but, as long as “white” skin color is synonymous with “black”oppression to the Black race, we can never overcome our past and become a United People of America.
PT June 29, 2020
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Wonder if they will add the words "browning", "dark" and "darkening" to their advertisements.
USJoeLiberty June 29, 2020
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Hope they go bankrupt.
Lm June 29, 2020
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Black people lightening their skin is culturally inappropriate right? White people are ripped apart for blackface isn't making yourself whiter also racist? And why don they want to be white and straighten their hair? They hate us. Seems insensitive to our culture. How will they describe this product? Call it skin bleach? That way they won't need to use the word white since it is now considered offensive. So they can insult white people all day long. I won't be asking for black coffee I might get beat up. I guess you say can I have a plain cup of coffee. Whoreal is now on my list of products to avoid.
LST June 29, 2020
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Fucking idiots, I dearly hope women will boycott the bastards. Another company bowing down to kiss nigger ass.
Gerry June 29, 2020
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Going down the same road as nike and dick's sporting goods stores are we l'oreal ??? nike just lost close to a billion dollars and I think dicks is getting ready to close their doors --- goodbye l'oreal -- my sympathy to the employees but I can see this company going bankrupt in a few years.
Rick Lett June 29, 2020
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What would Michael Jackson say?
FiuToYou June 29, 2020
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This is getting beyond ridiculous!!! The more you give in to this stupity the more will be demanded!! Stop bowing down to stupidity an ignorance!!!
Linda June 29, 2020
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Johnson & Johnson is pulling their dark spot lightener off the shelves entirely. Just wait until someone realizes that baby powder is white in color. 3..2..1.
Patriot1951 June 29, 2020
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Get WOKE, go BROKE!
JACK Scarpon June 29, 2020
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WHEN A WORLD WIDE COMPANY TAKES STUPID NOTES FROM A BLACK TRANSGENDER, AND ACTUALLY ACTS ON THEM?? YOU KNOW THIS WORLD IS UP SIDE DOWN, AND THIS IS SAYING IT REAL NICE!!
Laurie June 29, 2020
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Is there any business in this freakin' world that hasn't turned into a bunch of moronic, pandering FOOLS?
Mary June 29, 2020
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Munroe Bergdorf (Beaumont) is another "WOKE SJW ACTIVIST" and is now extorting Loreal. Loreal, you do know you are insulting part of your base. You get WOKE, you go BROKE
Paul L June 29, 2020
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Just have blank label with "Makeup" on it. Real easy. That way you won't have to grovel when you feel the need to apologize. Shame.
Fran June 28, 2020
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Won’t buy anymore of there products. Stay the hell out of politics.
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Nikki Haley Breaks with Trump: ‘We Shouldn’t Have Followed Him, and We Shouldn’t Have Listened to Him’

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Nikki Haley, former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, believes that former President Donald Trump “let us down.”

Haley’s remarks come as the former president’s legal team prepares to present its defense of Trump during his second impeachment trial in the Senate.

In a Politico interview published Friday, Haley, former South Carolina governor, said that “we shouldn’t have followed” Trump.

“We need to acknowledge he let us down,” she said in an extensive profile. “He went down a path he shouldn’t have, and we shouldn’t have followed him, and we shouldn’t have listened to him. And we can’t let that ever happen again.”

She also told the outlet that she has not spoken to Trump since the Jan. 6 riots at the U.S. Capitol, and takes issue with his remarks condemning former Vice President Mike Pence’s refusal to reject the Electoral College vote.

“When I tell you I’m angry, it’s an understatement,” she expressed. “I am so disappointed in the fact that [despite] the loyalty and friendship he had with Mike Pence, that he would do that to him. Like, I’m disgusted by it.”

The former ambassador, who many people are speculating may run for the White House in 2024, also added that Trump will never accept the results of the 2020 presidential election.

“There’s nothing that you’re ever going to do that’s going to make him feel like he legitimately lost the election,” she explained. “He’s got a big bully pulpit. He should be responsible with it.”

Haley also warned that many people still love the former president and will not stop supporting him just because he is out of office.

“I know how much people love Donald Trump,” she admitted. “I know it. I feel it. Whether it’s an RNC room or social media or talking to donors, I can tell you that the love they have for him is still very strong. That’s not going to just fall to the wayside. Nor do I think the Republican Party is going to go back to the way it was before Donald Trump. I don’t think it should.”

Haley added that people, instead, should “take the good that he built, leave the bad that he did, and get back to a place where we can be a good, valuable, effective party.”

“[I]t’s bigger than the party,” she insisted. “I hope our country can come together and figure out how we pull this back.”

Referring to Haley’s possible 2024 ambitions, Politico’s Tim Alberta wrote, “Since last fall, I’ve spent nearly six hours talking with Haley on-the-record. I’ve also spoken with nearly 70 people who know her: friends, associates, donors, staffers, former colleagues. From those conversations, two things are clear. First, Nikki Haley is going to run for president in 2024. Second, she doesn’t know which Nikki Haley will be on the ballot.”

Haley also said that she didn’t believe Trump had a chance of winning in a 2024 election scenario.

“I don’t think he can,” she admitted. “He’s fallen so far.”

“I think his business is suffering at this point,” she added. “I think he’s lost any sort of political viability he was going to have. I think he’s lost his social media, which meant the world to him. I mean, I think he’s lost the things that really could have kept him moving.”

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WATCH: Trump’s Defense Team Absolutely Ruins Democrats With 13 Minute Montage of “Fight” Word Like Trump Did

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The Democrats demonized President Trump for using the word ‘fight’. Trump’s attorneys responded today with a collage of clips from each of the Democrats in the room using the word ‘fight’.

This portion of today’s events on Capitol Hill was excellent. The Democrats claim that because President Trump used the word ‘fight’ in his speech on January 6th in Washington D.C. However, what every Democrat in that room forgot was that they too had used the word previously in political speech.

The montage went on for 13 minutes. (The video montage starts at 7:10 timeframe.)

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WATCH: Trump Attorneys Destroy House Managers on Lying to American Public and Using Manipulated Tweet as Evidence

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President Trump’s defense team took the floor of the US Senate on Friday in defense of President Trump in the Senate impeachment trial.

Trump Attorney David Schoen absolutely destroyed the House Managers when he took to the floor of the US Senate.

At one point Schoen played video of the Democrat lawmakers lying about a Trump tweet.

House Impeachment Manager Eric Swalwell gave a riveting performance on Wednesday reading off Trump’s tweets with emotional appeal.

During this theatrical performance, Swalwell read off a Trump retweet by Jennifer Lynn Lawrence.

But there was one problem with the tweet. It was photoshopped.

Jennifer Lynn Lawrence has never been verified by Twitter. Democrats faked that to make it look more important.

On Friday Trump Attorney David Schoen destroyed Democrats for lying about this to the American public.

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White House Suspends Deputy Press Secretary For Allegedly Sexually Harassing, Threatening Reporter

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The White House announced on Friday that it was suspending Deputy Press Secretary TJ Ducklo after a report surfaced alleging that he sexually harassed and threatened a female reporter who was getting ready to publish a report revealing that he was dating a reporter who had previously been tasked with covering Democrat Joe Biden.

“The confrontation began on Inauguration Day, January 20, after [Politico reporter Tara] Palmeri, a coauthor of Politico’s Playbook, contacted [Axios political reporter Alexi] McCammond for comment while one of her male colleagues left a message for Ducklo,” Vanity Fair reported. “Ducklo subsequently called a Playbook editor to object to the story, but was told to call the Playbook reporters with his concerns. But instead of calling the male reporter who initially contacted him, Ducklo tried to intimidate Palmeri by phone in an effort to kill the story. ‘I will destroy you,’ Ducklo told her, according to the sources, adding that he would ruin her reputation if she published it.”

“During the off-the-record call, Ducklo made derogatory and misogynistic comments, accusing Palmeri of only reporting on his relationship—which, due to the ethics questions that factor into the relationship between a journalist and White House official, falls under the purview of her reporting beat—because she was ‘jealous’ that an unidentified man in the past had ‘wanted to f***’ McCammond ‘and not you,’” the report added. “Ducklo also accused Palmeri of being ‘jealous’ of his relationship with McCammond.”

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said following the report that Ducklo has been suspended for a week over the incident.

“TJ Ducklo has apologized to the reporter, with whom he had a heated conversation about his personal life,” Psaki wrote on Twitter. “He is the first to acknowledge this is not the standard of behavior set out by the President.”

“In addition to his initial apology, he has sent the reporter a personal note expressing his profound regret,” she continued. “With the approval of the White House Chief of Staff, he has been placed on a one-week suspension without pay. In addition, when he returns, he will no longer be assigned to work with any reporters at Politico.”

Reporters called out the administration over the incident, highlighting how the Trump administration did not treat reporters that way as well as issues with the timeline of events with regard to the White House taking action to address the incident.

“The Vanity Fair piece indicates that Politico editors reached to the WH after the incident first occurred and the WH acknowledged it was inappropriate,” Spectator editor Amber Athey wrote on Twitter. “But they clearly didn’t have any interest in disciplining Ducklo until his behavior was made public.”

New York Magazine reporter Olivia Nuzzi wrote on Twitter: “I covered Donald Trump for 6 years. It is saying something that this behavior — from a Biden official — shocks me.”

Grabien founder Tom Elliott highlighted the following remarks that Biden made a few weeks ago: “If you’re ever working with me and I hear you treat another colleague with disrespect, talk down to someone, I promise you I will fire you on the spot, on the spot. No if, ands, or buts. Everybody — everybody is entitled to be treated with decency & dignity.”

CNN anchor Jake Tapper responded to the quote, writing: “Standards that are not upheld are not standards. They’re lies.”

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