So often enough we always talk about keeping it real or people who are so real that the word real is ashamed. I saw something that got me wondering. So friends were wishing someone on social media a happy birthday and going on about how real she was and a true friend and all thats good… Ice cream compliments essentially.
Now what grabbed my attention was the real comment. First of all the said praise receiver has bleached within an inch of any melanin left in her body. can you be real and be a bleacher? Or do you have to openly admit to bleaching to be real? Said person has severally denied bleaching but has also been ousted numerous times. so I got thinking.
If we want to gauge realness are people who wear weaves, makeup, hair color etc real? Or are these modifications not considered unreal because they aren’t as drastic? One can argue that to bleach your skin you have to be experiencing some level of self hatred which comes back to me asking can you be ” real” like genuine and down to earth if you don’t even like yourself and had to peel your dermis?
It now leads to the question of whether or not bleaching is comparable to weaves and other more temporary enhancements. Maybe my brain is just tired and needed something to think about.
I hope your week got off to a good start. Please share your thoughts…
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