Dear “Fair & Lovely” Lightening Cream,
I hope this letter finds you well. It has been a while since we’ve faced each other. I just want to let you know that you have had a paramount impact on my teenage and early adult years. I remember standing in front of my bathroom mirror spending hours and hours of massaging your creaminess into my wheatish complexion, praying that one of these days I will be fair and lovely as the models in your generic commercials. More importantly, I would be as happy as they always looked, spinning around, hair flowing in the air, and everyone turning around looking at them walking in the streets and them having a confident, yet, smug look on their face, knowing that it is their fair and lovely skin that is causing such mayhem on the streets.
Sadly, in spite of all of your promises, I never turned from dark chocolate to white chocolate, no matter how much milk I added. What the hell? I thought this was the beginning of a life long relationship but only few years down the line, I finally realized what a crock of shit you are. I despise you, how could you do this to me? You said, “fair & lovely” time after time that I never realized it can be “dark & lovely” too. After spending so much time, energy, not to mention all the money I invested in our relationship, I am finally at a point where it’s time to say farewell to Fair & Lovely. I am still not fair but I am just as lovely as I ever was, and my WHEATISH skin is the wet dream of a tanning booth. It is good bye and good riddance from me, I only hope that you would stop your false campaign to whitewash all of the human race and leave the rest of the young girls alone with whichever complexion they happened to be born with.
I have discarded all the remains of our false relationship into the trash. I hope I never come across you again, and perhaps one day someone will find you and dump a bucket load of brown into your “fair & lovely mess.”
Yours No More,
Wheatish & Lovelier
P.S. I hear Snow White is looking for a tanning booth to mask her connection to Edward from Twilight.