Charcoal facial products have been very popular in the last couple years – supposedly the charcoal will draw out bacteria, toxins, dirt and oil, so beauty companies have been marketing lots of products containing charcoal to consumers.
However, people are now saying the ads promoting the product are racist.
Racism is do insidious that you can promote blackface for years under the guise of "pore mask" and it goes unchecked. 🙃 #blacklivesmatter #staywoke #BIORE #poremask #blackface pic.twitter.com/fC8TYUtw5L
— Nicole Paula Oliver (@nicole_p_oliver) February 11, 2019
Does that mean when I use a blue or green face mask that I’m culturally appropriating Smurfs or the Hulk?
This stuff has gotten so ridiculous.
Umm. They don't make Caucasian charcoal…
— Veronica Vatter (@veronicavatter) February 18, 2019