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Prince Harry & Meghan Markle Slammed Over Working With Company That Sells Skin-Whitening Cream After Accusations Of Racism In The Palace

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May. 17 2021, Published 1:30 p.m. ET

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are getting trashed for partnering with a company that sells skin-whitening cream just months after they claimed racism within the palace. 

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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are being ripped a new one over their latest partnership with Procter & Gamble, which, as The Mirror pointed out, sells a controversial Olay skin-lightening cream.

"Meghan has talked a lot about the issue of race and racism, so this does stick out like a sore thumb,” Alex Malouf, who used to work as an executive for Procter & Gamble, told the outlet.  

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Olay's White Radiance moisturizer is sold in countries like India, Malaysia, and Singapore.

Skin-whitening products have faced critics in the past with many claiming it's a form of racism. 

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A lot of outspoken individuals have called for lightening beauty products to be pulled from store shelves. 

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The Good Place actress Jameela Jamil is one of these critics.

"This skin bleaching and whitening should be banned. It’s inherently racist, classist, and emotionally very damaging," she said in the past. 

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According to Page Six, a professor at San Jose State University said that Meghan has a responsibility to do something. 

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“Like everyone else around the world, I saw that interview with Oprah that Meghan did,” Joanne Rondilla reportedly said. “It was important for [Meghan} to bring up these issues of colorism. I don’t think this partnership advances that conversation.”

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As Radar reported, Meghan and Harry claimed they experienced racism within the palace prior to Archie's birth but refused to identify the individual when Oprah Winfrey asked.  

Meghan also stated she felt zero support from the royal family and it caused her to have suicidal thoughts, something Piers Morgan heavily critiqued. 

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Prince Harry teamed back up with Oprah and developed a series surrounding mental health on Apple TV. 

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In the heavily star-studded trailer, the most powerful moment comes as a young Harry is seen emotional at his mother Princess Diana's funeral. 

The royal family is planning a tribute to Diana for her what would be her 60th birthday.

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As Radar exclusively reported, Harry is "demanding" Meghan has a part in the tribute while she's stuck in Los Angeles ahead of their daughter's birth. 

The family is concerned that if they don't give into Harry's demands, he'll be a no-show for his mother's tribute. 

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