Nigerians on social media have blasted American model and Singer, Blac Chyna over her upcoming bleaching cream sales in Lagos.
The 30-year-old American influencer is billed to kick off her first Nigerian visit on November 24 with a pool party in Abuja and a pop-up sales of her latest bleaching cream collection in Lagos on November 25.
The model through her Instagram page, @blacchyna spoke about the cream, which is a result of a collaboration between her and skin whitening advocate, Dencia.
She added that the product will be sold for $250 (N91, 000) per bottle. Base on the price has stated on the website of the beauty company, there has been outrage on social media.
Nigerians took to social media to condemn the move saying, Nigeria already has an issue with bleaching.
A Twitter user, @SincerelyTops tweeted, “Blac Chyna partnering up with Africa’s bleaching king and queen to create a new face bleaching cream is beyond problematic.
“It’s really rubbing me the wrong way, ain’t no way in hell she would do that in LA. Exploiting Nigeria’s colourism problem is disgusting.”
@MsJah_ said, “Blac Chyna is going to Lagos, Nigeria to promote a bleaching cream and I am honestly disgusted.”
@MariamasTL wrote, “Couple of people telling me that bleaching cream has always been around which I fully understand, however, this will attract even more people to buy it which is the problem here despite its high price.”
@DegosTee tweeted, “The real issue here is that it’s being targeted at the Nigerian market and the fact that the villainous product will most likely sell out in Nigeria.”