Khanyi Mbau opens up about colourism in the entertainment industry

Khanyi Mbau opens up about colourism in the entertainment industry

Actress and TV personality, Khanyi Mbau, got candid about the role of colourism in the entertainment world. She also talked about her own skin colour - how she's been changing it and how she feels about people's criticism.

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Khanyi Mbau is not new to controversy and backlashes from people that tend to criticise her for her choices.

She has been vocal about improving her look, which she has done through lightening her skin and other procedures.

She recently opened up about changing her skin colour and colourism in the entertainment business.

Getting candid, Khanyi admitted that 90% of the colour of her skin is cosmetic now, however, says it was a personal choice and is not something that is needed for the industry.

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Briefly.co.za gathered that Khanyi said she realised that once her skin is lighter, she'll be able to use less makeup - it was a maintenance issue she wanted to do.

Instead of sitting for a long time to have makeup done, now she puts on powder and she's ready.

On people making it an issue with being darker, Khanyi said Africans have become bullies in terms of what being African is. She insisted that being African isn't about being dark and wearing beads.

The entertainer also said she isn't bothered at all by what people say about her.

As for how much it costs to go lighter? Khanyi said you could spend about R10 000 a month on the procedure and the products needed.

Khanyi also defended Pearl Thusi after her tweet about skin colour caused quite a stir on social media.

She said that thanks to their looks, she and Pearl get roles that aren't necessary 'meaty'.

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Khanyi discussed exactly what skin lightning entails. Check it out:

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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