Tyra Banks Discusses Skin Bleaching

By Jonathan Adams Sep 11, 2008

Watch Tyra Banks discuss her season opening episode on a controversial subject among people of color–skin bleaching. The former supermodel, who is quite open about wearing color contacts and fake hair, describes her audience’s outrage at a mother who bleaches her sons’ skin everyday to ensure they have light skin. Tyra attributes the woman’s actions to striving for an ideal image of beauty that they see represented by many in the media, including her.