A collage of the 2019 Miss India The finalists are causing a global controversy.
The image, which shows 30 shots at the head of the finalists of the beauty contest, was published in the Times of India newspaper, and immediately sparked a conversation about colorism, which is defined as "a form of stratification of skin color and skin color discrimination that badigns greater value and value to people with lighter skin and particularly to women "
"Miss India contestants, they all have the same hair, and the SAME SKIN COLOR, and I'm going to risk guessing that their heights and vital statistics will also be similar, so much so that India is a" diverse "country, read a tweet That went viral in the discussion.
"What is wrong with this picture?" wrote another.
"There is a perception that they have to emulate Western beauty standards to win," he said. Radhika Parameswaran, professor of the School of Means of the University of Indiana.
The expert in toilet of the contest. Shamita singha he said to BBC She insisted that the Photoshop team was told not to change the skin tone, but blamed the publication deadline and newspaper printing for the appearance change.
"These are not the skin tones of real images. These are just some of our girls in the last year. The color of everyone's skin remains as it is. "