Vybz Kartel Bleaching The Subject Of Extensive Media Bashing

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Since Dancehall HipHop exclusively broke news of the extent of Vybz Kartel bleaching, several large media outfits have since published articles on the the issue.

For the greater part of 2010, Vybz Kartel was in the spotlight both for his hits and his bleaching of his skin. But this year the Portmore Empire leader is more so in the limelight for bleaching than is music.

Since the start of 2011 and especially this week, Kartel bleaching headlined several high profile blogs and magazine websites. Several community forum groups and fans on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter has launch their attacks on the Gaza general over what they say is an ignorant act of deny ones identity.

Below is some excerpts from high profile blogs around the world.

“Formerly brown-skinned reggae artist Vybz Kartel is walking around about five shades lighter to the shock and dismay of his fans. Vybz Kartel, a Jamaican Reggae and dancehall artist, recently lightened his skin and it’s not going over well with his fans. For his part, Vybz says his skin lightening is similar to tanning. Although he won’t reveal what he is using to change his complexion, some sources say that his newly endorsed brand of cake soap can lighten the skin. But even that is up for debate since fellow artist, Bounty Killer, claims his own mother has used Vybz’s cake soap and her skin has not changed.” (The Young Black & Fabulous)

“Vybz Kartel, a Jamaican Reggae and dancehall artist, recently lightened his skin and received a massive backlash from fans that are shocked by his physical alteration. Kartel claims that his skin lightening is similar to tanning. “This is my new image,” Kartel said in an interview. “You can expect the unexpected. I feel comfortable with black people lightening their skin. They want a different look. It’s tantamount to white people getting a sun tan.” How did he get so light? Kartel won’t reveal what strong agent he used to lighten his skin, but claims that his newly endorsed brand of cake soap is what can help others do the same.” (The Grio)

“Reggae artist Vybz Kartel hates himself, but it’s not his fault. The dancehall musician lightened his skin and has experienced a backlash from fans who are appalled by his physical changes. In a recent interview, Kartel linked blacks who lighten their skin to white people who tan. “This is my new image,” Kartel said in the interview. “You can expect the unexpected. I feel comfortable with black people lightening their skin. They want a different look. It’s tantamount to white people getting a sun tan.” (Rolling Out)

“Retired baseball player Sammy Sosa isn’t the only celebrity that has been dipping his hand in the skin bleaching jar. According to Rolling Out Magazine, Jamaican dancehall artist Vybz Kartel has bleached his skin in an attempt to change his image.” (Necole bi–hie)

There are hundreds of other links from forums, blogs and social media sites Facebook, coming into Dancehall HipHop on the topic Vybz Kartel bleaching.

While some fans say they do not have a problem with Vybz bleaching his skin, majority if dancehall fans are angered by it and openly put the most popular dancehall deejay on blast.

But does Vybz Kartel hate himself when he was black?

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24 Comments

  1. I THINK THE MAN BLEACH CAZ I JUST HAVE TOO MUCH MONEY AN HAVE NOTHING ELSE TO DO WITH IT.

  2. I agree wiv what is he sayinn! if bleachin his skin makes him happy thn go 4 it n I fink he luks bles! I apreciate his music considerin I’m neva guna meet him, I cnt judge his looks & his personality, I can only judge his music..

  3. I agree wiv what is he sayinn! if bleachin his skin makes him happy thn go 4 it n I fink he luks bles! I apreciate his music considerin I’m neva guna meet him, I cnt judge his looks & his personality, I can only judge his music..

  4. holy sh-t.. mah jamaican ni–as are in turmoil..

  5. Vybz se prend pour le nouveau Michael Jackson ou koi. IL est devenu blanc

  6. …that is just nasty!

  7. this is the worst vybz have eva done!

  8. whats up with kartel boi???? he lookin real stupid …… stupzzz, he shoulda stay d way he was lol
      

  9. vybs be down sh-t….i hate him

  10. i dont get it, if u were ugly dark youre goner be even uglyer light. money dun wit 2 the head sad

  11. i lost the little bit of respect i had for his level of intelligence.cla$$ic get rich and switch…..to garbage

  12. If Him can do that, that means him wi F**K B******Y

  13. Kartel a fish

  14. I have some to white…can you help me Kartel…

  15. He gives me more reasons to hate him…I never get along with his music……..watch falling yourself n**ga.

  16. i like him better dark skin im light skinned and i love a man wit pretty chocolate skin and im so mad that yu changed it!!!!!

  17. dem a bleach dem a bleach up dem skin to look like a brownin..f up self hater

  18. mi teacha bleachin fit yuh bupsy frm tower hil seh dat u luk gud

  19. every1 shuld boycut his coming album

    • Real talk.

      Its ashame what his done to himself and his ‘reasons’ are just an excuse. He calls himself ‘di teacha’, what is he teaching the youth and the rest of the black nation. I’m a brown sister and love my chocolate men. Black is the reflection of the creators original people. Anyone that truly knows themselves and knows God, would NEVER do that to themselves. Real talk.

      Blessings

  20. bleaching bwoy fi get bun bun bun !!

  21. dutty bwoy !

    • I don’t get the hostility. As the guy said, white people tan and its no problem. When black people lighten their skin or otherwise express a penchant or preference for lighter toned skin all these accusations come up of self-hate. Why? Its a choice.

      Some of the dumbest commentary I’ve heard on the subject dictates that blacks “want to be white,” or whites “want to be black” when they alter their skin tone in this way. Lightening and darkening of skin tome has been going on since the beginning of time.

      Again I say the hostility in this makes no sense to me. I think these reactions are more reflections of self-hate in the accusers than anywhere else, personally.