In the last week, Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan’s daughter Suhana Khan shared multiple messages she received of people shaming her for her complexion.
Suhana Khan said that she has been facing comments calling her ugly since the age of 12. She also said that it is unfortunate that as Indians we hate our own people which also means that we are painfully insecure. On her Instagram, she wrote,
“There’s a lot going on right now and this is one of the issues we need to fix!! This isn’t just about me, it’s about every young girl/boy who has grown up feeling inferior for absolutely no reason. Here are just a few of the comments made about my appearance. I’ve been told I’m ugly because of my skin tone, by full-grown men and women, since I was 12 years old.”
Many of them shared her post and said words of encouragement. Responding to the warmth she received, she wrote,
“Thank you for the nicest comments/messages. And umm no. I didn’t get my skin lightened loll I would never.”
Social Media Points Hypocrisy
Meanwhile, many users on social media pointed out that her father, Shah Rukh Khan, who often has appeared in fairness cream advertisements. Many people recommended her to start the change from home. One of the users wrote,
“#SuhanaKhan you should be penning a note to your own father Shah Rukh Khan to #EndOfColorism! He is the one promoting skin whiteners for money! Colour prejudiced was created by the likes of your father in the industry.”
Another user wrote,
“Yes, #SuhanaKhan is right. No one should be discriminated based on their color but what she has to say when her own father @iamsrk promotes fairness cream?”
Suhana Khan has not responded to the allegations. Many Bollywood actors and stars have also come forward to support the message of Suhana Khan.