The American multinational consumer-products company Johnson & Johnson has announced their plan to stop selling skin-whitening creams widely used for skin lightening around Asia and Middle East
The move has been taken after the renewed social pressure after killing of African American George Floyd that resulted in a global debate about racial inequality.
Reportedly, the company will stop selling its Clean & Clear Fairness line of products, sold in India.
Earlier this month, it was reported by Johnson & Johnson that it would stop selling the popular Neutrogena Fine Fairness range, available in Asia and the Middle East.
“Conversations over the past few weeks highlighted that some product names or claims on our dark spot reducer products represent fairness or white as better than your own unique skin tone,” Johnson & Johnson said. “This was never our intention – healthy skin is beautiful skin.”
The company, in its statement said it would no longer produce or ship the fairness products, but that they might still appear on store shelves until stocks run out.