Plastic Surgery And Skin Bleaching: Celebrities Who Took It Too Far

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May 22, 2013 ‐ By Davisha Davis

 

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These notorious celebrities are known for taking things way to far when it comes to cosmetics. They undergo plastic surgery or they bleach their skin to appear lighter for reasons mostly unknown to us. We understand that they want to enhance their, ahem, natural beauty but when you start to look like an entirely different person, you’ve gone way too far.

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  • Baby Geee

    imma need more before and after pics in this article

  • ch

    Kartel is one of the top dancehall artists and he has mad talent and street cred so he’s very popular with young people.So the bleaching has no effect on that and nobody cares.He sang about that and his tattoos, himself and it’s not serious to him.
    We can all understand the issues of body image but sometimes people just do whatever because they can.

  • Mikia

    I dont know what’s wrong with Vybz Kartel. That’s still my man though. Ya zeem!

  • He’s legend will not go

    Also maybe you need to do research of what happened to maybe get them one or 2 surgery first to know why they got it!

  • He’s legend will not go

    now this just pissed me off when i saw my idol you cant help that you have vitliligo ( how ever you spell it ) and want to even your skin ans not go walking around with patches of different skin color. THAT DISEASE MAKE YOU INSECURE OF YOURSELF! and it especially hard when your really famous and have people all in your business questioning and stuff.

  • Ash

    He is a dancehall artiste not reggae! there is a big difference!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/minister.scottpate Minister Tonja Scott-Pate

    Cher looks like the woman from the Adams Family on this picture.

  • http://www.facebook.com/minister.scottpate Minister Tonja Scott-Pate

    Just wondering what that wet mess is on Sammy’s head? He needs to try to wipe that off. Lol!

  • @tsairox

    How can you say Janet Jackson bleached her skin when there are pics of her all over the internet in the sun? In fact there are pics of her sunbathing. During the “Control” and “Rythm Nation” eras, she wore exaggerated makeup and was fully covered from head to toe until the Love will Never Do video. When “Janet” came out, she showcased more her beautiful honey brown skin which has yellow undertones. It has remained that way ever since. You can’t bleach your skin and sun bathe! This part of the article brings into question your research.

  • Gotcha

    Beyonce????

  • guest

    I would look terrible with lighter skin…I think God knew what he was doing when he made every last one of us. Notice how all your feature just mesh so well together. God is a genius.

  • Bee Queen

    - Nicki Looks Good Thou .

    • mlw1924

      indeed

  • Jacquiline Perkins

    come on Beyonce looks like a white girl ”PLEASE”

  • pow

    Horrible article! You cannot do a before and after article without before and after photos!!

  • FromUR2UB

    If someone were just bleaching the elbows – because some of us need that – I could understand. But bleaching their entire face or body makes people look ashen like they have leprosy. It also sounds like something that might ultimately cause cancer, and since cancer seems so rampant these days, I don’t think people need to buy tickets for that lottery. However, I want to comment on the duality of comdemning people for some perceived desire to be white, where dating whites or other races has been regularly promoted. I don’ t see the names of those folks who are always pushing or defending the swirl, on this post. So, I guess they are two separate sets of people. Otherwise, I’d suspect they have some serious love-hate issues: love whites for being white, but hate blacks for “being” white. If people are hanging around folks who are always celebrating whiteness, I can see how the weaker-minded among them might be influenced to bleach themselves…until they feel good enough. A leprotic influence.

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  • Realityh03$Anonymous….ohwait

    most of these celebs didnt bleach, they just had too much plastic surgery…

  • Alecia

    So nobody not going to say nothing about Sammy Sosa bleached skin, gel down hair or the fact he’s wearing contact lens he must don’t like the way he was born. I love my skin it’s beautiful brown . People bleaching their skin to the max look like they are zombies like they need blood to look alive look at Vybz. smh. Everybody embrace you please.

  • TK

    If you are going to do a article like this wouldn’t it be a good idea to do before and after pictures for those you are highlighting….

  • jjac401

    I really do not think that Janet Jackson has bleached her skin or taken a rib out. But she did do a bit too much on the nose.

    And poor Latoya used to be so pretty.. Now she just looks terrible.

    • Alecia

      What is the point of taking out a rib what is it suppose to do? Somebody please tell me.

      • anonymouse

        gives u a smaller waist, i think

        • Alecia

          Thank you because I sure didn’t know the purpose for that.

    • naturaluv85 .

      No, Janet didn’t. Look at Janet’s nose. It looks fine and she got it done as a teen. It doesn’t look much different than her original nose. Janet never had a big nose initially anyway. Latoya and Michael did.

  • Envy

    What about Tamar?

    • Alecia

      Now she has a reason vitilgo however you spell it that disease that make your skin light in certain spots so she bleached to get an even tone. She showed pictures of how it was starting.

  • *side eye*

    I have never heard of Vybz Kartel before this article so I googled him. While I don’t understand the fascination to bleach your skin. Judging by the pictures there were definitely places he could have stopped before he turned gray. His skin is just unnatural looking. Why would you want to look like you should be leading the zombie apocalypse? How does one maintain that color? Does he not go out in the sun?

    • http://www.facebook.com/tenishacharmin.cozier Tenisha Charmin Cozier

      he stated he bleached because he wanted his tattoos to show since they weren’t showing on his dark skin

    • BlackHippy

      he’s trying to look like wiz khalifa

      • Pater Tempus

        Why would ANYBODY want to do that?

  • Strawberries&Cream

    I guess nobody wants to be black anymore.

    • libra21202

      Sad but true

    • Azaria :)

      I love being black :)

  • ted mikeal

    Don’t just blame this women for what they did to themselves, blame and fight this youth and looks obsessed, euro-centric, white supremacist, consumer oriented materialistic culture and society we live in. This celebrities are just happen to be weaker and susceptible to the culture they live in; just as much as many of us are, whether we admitted or not! Don’t just blame the individual for society’s ills and the outcome of the psychological pressure they were put in too because it is Victim blaming.

    In the past, brave black men and women manage to break the bondage they were put in too by slavery and Jim crow laws. It is now up us; this generation of Blacks in the 21st Century who need to emancipate ourselves from the mental slavery of racism and consumerism. Identifying with white people is the foundation for our mental illness.

    • SAM

      AMEN BROTHER!!!

      There are many people of the ‘Black’ race, across the world, who are striving to help our peoples but there isn’t enough of us who are participating in this very important cause for the future of our experience in this ‘White-owned’ world.

  • Laila

    I never understood bleaching your whole body. I grew up seeing skin bleach use for burns, scars, elbows and knees. When people bleach themselves, how do they explain their darker complexion in childhood pictures to their kids? Love the skin you are in. People need to stop with the unnecessary alterations to their body.

  • http://www.facebook.com/yvonne.watkins.39 Yvonne Watkins

    Speaking of bad plastic surgery, the newest edition of Upscale magazine has Fantasia of the cover with a terrible nose job. She should have gone to the same doctor NeNe did.

    • Realityh03$Anonymous….ohwait

      hahahahhaha u bogus!

  • Ms. Kameria

    I don’t get it. Why would anybody want to “bleach” their skin to look light skinned, or want to look pale? Maybe it really is a mentality thing.

    • Dee

      Happens ALL the time, especially in west indian and african communities. to them “white is right” and they will do whatever it takes to get that way. Personally, I don’t see the point in bleaching because the person ALWAYS looks like they bleached, it never looks natural

      • SAM

        A small portion of ‘Blacks’ belonging to ‘African-American’ ethnicity think the same way and may do the same thing though…

        Your opinion must be a very ‘subjective’ one I presume because there is absolutely no way your comment speaks for the entire Black ‘African’ & ‘West-Indian’ diaspora.

        There are over 54 countries within the continent of Africa and the peoples there come in two dominant skin complexions; light and dark, therefore resulting in a wide-range of skin-tones and shades in between and, phenotypically speaking, they do not all share the same physical features, whether facial or bodily, not to mention that the continent comprises of hundreds upon thousands of creeds, tribes, cultures, ETHNICITIES and languages.

        This is also a similar case in relation to the West-Indians in the Caribbean islands. Yes, they are also descendants of African slaves, but due to European colonialization, there is a large ‘mixed-race’ minority.

        The ‘Africans’ and ‘West-Indians’ (as I am one myself) are extremely proud to be of the ‘Black’ race and those who believe in the ‘light is right’ concept are very little.

        Please think before you type because your comment came across as very arrogant and lacking in understanding of what you, yourself, meant.

        • drea

          I’m mad you wrote a essay

          • sw33t P3@

            Lmfao…

        • linda m.

          thank you sam. i am African and proud to be an African. i am also light skin naturally, not bleached (fruit of a mariage between an Egyptian grandmother an Cameroonian (Cameroon- country in west Africa) father. ignorant people should stop talking about things they do not know.

        • young afrique

          I appreciate the attempt to be informative ,this is unnecessary…and you diverted from a proper response to the previous comment.What the comment stated is a fact and your attempt once again to educate us FAILED! Many of Africans,Asians and west Indians do bleach extensively ,that skin lightening industry was recently claimed to have boomed widely.These products are been sold in almost every African ,Asian or Caribbean corner store in town,its everywhere, peopl do bleach and for reasons individual to them.You damn know well lots of women in Africa bleach…I saw ppl in Jamaica on a visit with plastic bags on their faces to avoid the sun ,because they were bleaching that’s a fact jack!

          • linda m.

            Well, thank God most of the people we have seen here are not Africans. We can always point fingers at others but the reality remains the same. Not every light skin African is bleaching and most of those doing so are decendants of slaves (African-american and caribbean) who grew up in a society where they are constantly reminded that white is superior. So, consciously or unconsciously, they try to become like their masters (white); so that they too can be considered superior. And to justify that, they start looking for affiliations…… Today, you can see people who are claiming they have ancestors from Europe, latin american, etc. A good example is Beyonce. You can hate me for telling the truth but I don’t care. Even Jesus was crucified. So, who am I?

        • TallGyal7

          Thank you for writing this response. I am of Caribbean descent as well (born and raised) and I did not see many people bleaching their skin or trying to become lighter in any way. it is a poor generalization that is not true.

  • Sociable Hermit

    Make up your mind, MadameNoire. (Not regarding nose jobs and skin bleaching), but a few months ago you dogged out women for looking too old, now you dog them out for getting plastic surgery to look young. How about we stop the shallow commentary concerning people’s appearances altogether?