The topic about skin tone and colourism came up when Suhana Khan posted a photo of herself on Instagram which received a lot of attention, with several people mentioning how her skin looked unusually light in the picture.

So she took took to Instagram stories to thank everyone for their words of encouragement and said that she would never get her skin lightened. “Thank you for the nicest comments/messages. And umm no..l didn’t get my skin lightened loll I would never,” she wrote.

Suhana Khan has shared a powerful post calling to “end colourism” after she received several hate messages from trolls for her skin colour. Suhana revealed that she has been called “ugly” because of her skin tone since she was 12. She also shared screenshots of the messages she’s been receiving from trolls on her posts.

“There’s a lot going on right now and this is one of the issues we need to fix!! this isn’t just about me, it’s about every young girl/boy who has grown up feeling inferior for absolutely no reason. Here are just a few of the comments made about my appearance. I’ve been told I’m ugly because of my skin tone, by full grown men and women, since I was 12 years old,” Suhana wrote.

“Other than the fact that these are actual adults, what’s sad is that we are all Indian, which automatically makes us brown – yes we come in different shades but no matter how much you try to distance yourself from the melanin, you just can’t. Hating on your own people just means that you are painfully insecure. I’m sorry if social media, Indian matchmaking or even your own families have convinced you, that if you’re not 5″7 and fair you’re not beautiful. I hope it helps to know that I’m 5″3 and brown and I am extremely happy about it and you should be too. #endcolourism,” she further added.

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There's a lot going on right now and this is one of the issues we need to fix!! this isn't just about me, it's about every young girl/boy who has grown up feeling inferior for absolutely no reason. Here are just a few of the comments made about my appearance. I've been told I'm ugly because of my skin tone, by full grown men and women, since I was 12 years old. Other than the fact that these are actual adults, what's sad is that we are all indian, which automatically makes us brown – yes we come in different shades but no matter how much you try to distance yourself from the melanin, you just can't. Hating on your own people just means that you are painfully insecure. I'm sorry if social media, Indian matchmaking or even your own families have convinced you, that if you're not 5"7 and fair you're not beautiful. I hope it helps to know that I'm 5"3 and brown and I am extremely happy about it and you should be too. #endcolourism

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