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Twitterati Calls out Lack of Inclusivity in Femina Miss India 2019

Colorism in Pageants: Are the Femina Miss India contestants really representative of Indian women?

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Twitterati Calls out Lack of Inclusivity in Femina Miss India 2019
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Recently, Times Of India published a collage of the contestants for Femina Miss India 2019 in the newspaper. Soon after, a Twitter user shared a photograph and asked people, “What is wrong with this picture?”

Here are some of the tweet reactions:

‘How Can 30 Women Have the Same Skin Tone?’

Meanwhile, a former contestant of Miss India shared her views on colourism in pageants.

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Fair Representation of Indian Beauty or Just Indian Obsession With Light Shade Tone Cards?

And there are few who want these contests to be done away with due to their increasing propagation of euro-centric beauty standards.

‘Inclusive or Exclusive Representation?’

It seems like the girls are not presenting their own states but just the North – failing to represent the diversity in India.

The Twitterati, after a lot of discussion, have come to a conclusion that this is a representation of India's unfair obsession with lighter skin and a huge failure to represent the dark beauties of the nation. What do you have to say?

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