because the world should be black or white

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compare this ad, of a typical variety found all over asia:

…with this one, which is currently displayed in most metros in montreal:


it’s really funny, the poster says, “picture yourself tanned!” and includes a mirror that’s tainted very very yellow. but more like a dirty colour rather than anything remotely pleasant.

from the new york times: a vision of pale beauty carries risks for asia’s women