The Miss India beauty pageant is under fire after a photo of the 30 finalists in the Times of India went viral.
What is wrong with this picture? pic.twitter.com/61B23aYFr6— Sameer Sewak (@Naa_Cheese) May 28, 2019
"What began as an innocent collage of this year's Miss India finalists has evolved into a heated social media debate about India's obsession with fair skin."
Indian beauty pageant draws flak for unfair portrayal of women https://t.co/OCzEuC4pqt— ABS-CBN News (@ABSCBNNews) May 31, 2019
The mystery of the 'identical' Miss India contestants https://t.co/cPNV1GgwSv— BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) May 30, 2019
This year’s contest has blundered into a storm of controversy, however, after the finalists were revealed. The 30 young women with glossy dark hair and a fair skin tone look almost identical https://t.co/RguV7vhSiG— The Times of London (@thetimes) May 31, 2019
‘Are they clones?’ Internet baffled with Miss India contestants all looking fair & lovely https://t.co/n7ckLrIxnI— RT (@RT_com) May 31, 2019
I wrote about this in 2013, when Indian-American Nina Davuluri was crowned Miss America (and who ironically would have never been crowned Miss India bc she would have been considered “too dark”) https://t.co/OvomLYLTdq— Asha Rangappa (@AshaRangappa_) May 31, 2019
Miss India contest: Why do all the finalists 'look the same'?— Natasha Fatah (@NatashaFatah) May 30, 2019
One of most ethnically diverse countries in the world, but India is still obsessed with being “fair and lovely” #shadeism https://t.co/KFagIKYZoG
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