Tuesday, July 22, 2008


The Ponds White Beauty commercial:
Found this ad on You tube.. Another version of the Priyanka-Saif ad thats being shown on tv nowadays.. I strongly feel such ads must be banned.. What does it portray? The guy likes the girl only because shes fair?

Where is the media today going? While there is little doubt that advertisements help sell products, equally, if such a product exists and if it is being endorsed by some of the hottest film stars, then it is merely a reflection of societal biases..

And Pleeeaaaase! Which girl would wait for a guy who actually left her because of her darker complexion? I guess the Ad-makers of today must realise that Sensible women no longer want to just look like Cindrellas for their men but want to be liked/loved for their smartness and independence rather than being liked for their Complexion! :-)


Anonymous said...

I beg to differ.. I think guys are always in hot pursuit of fairer girls. That is why you have the name fairy .. u dont call them blacky.. do you?

Anonymous said...

Nowadays girls lack the qualities that a girl USED to possess. Thanks to this IT which gives thousands to these dumbheads.. So the least guys can expect from HIS GAL is beauty of which complexion is an important aspect. Hence I differ dudette

Umamaheswaran said...

Hi Sango..
Another of your typical sensible blogs. People should realise times have changed.. Good one! Think I too shoould come to reuters for writing more blogs :-)

Sango said...

@Anon 1: Have you heard of 'Black beauty' and 'Dusky beauty'?? Havent you seen a lot of guys drooling over actresses who are darker (Halle Berry, Bipasha Basu, Nandita Das.. ) :-)

@Anon 2: If all guys were to choose 'Fair' girls, isnt that being a little Unfair? ;-)

@mahesh: Most welcome..

yezdi3736 said...

As this ad has been a series of torture, hope this ad ends soon & this way--> That Priyanka turns as white as cockroach, then Saif runs away from her saying he failed to recognize her!