A skin whitening brand received universal backlash from the public after telling women in the Philippines with dark skin to fight discrimination by using their products.
Glutamax, which sells a variety of products that whiten the skin, released its ill-conceived promotional campaign on Saturday that many have found to be very offensive.
A woman from Nanjing, capital of eastern China’s Jiangsu Province, was diagnosed with a chronic kidney disease after her failed pursuit of beauty when she went through two straight months of whitening cosmetic treatment.
The 30-year-old woman, identified only by her surname Wang, had mercury poisoning that resulted in her chronic kidney disease.
First, there was the penis whitening trend in Bangkok, Thailand; now, there’s vagina whitening, and it is being offered in one of Philippines’ most famous cosmetic clinics: the Belo Medical Group clinics.
The procedure, called “Angel Whitening,” is being offered by the clinic for the price of 50,000 Philippine Pesos ($984) per session, according to TV5.