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App's 'Racist' Filter Removed After People Noticed The 'Hot' Setting Made Them Whiter

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It's a kind of messed up fact of life, but there are tons of cultures that equate whiteness with being attractive.

I don't know how the idea of "white is right" originated, but what I do know is that idea is reinforced in marketing. Just take a look at this infamous overseas L'Oreal ad that features Beyonce with a particularly Celine Dion-looking complexion.