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Johnson & Johnson will stop selling its line of popular skin whitening creams in the U.S. in response to criticism that the company promotes white skin as preferable over Black skin.

The pharmaceutical company announced its decision on Friday after multiple corporations decided to "retire" Black characters that served as logos on their consumer products for over a century.

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Johnson & Johnson will cease selling skin brightening products such as Neutrogena Clean & Clear dark spot reducer and Neutrogena Naturals skin brightener cream in the U.S.

"Conversations over the past few weeks highlighted that some product names on our Neutrogena and Clean & Clear dark-spot reducer products represent fairness or white as better than your own unique skin tone," reads a company statement. "This was never our intention — healthy skin is beautiful skin."

Johnson & Johnson will continue to sell the majority of skin whitening products in Asia.

The company will not remove products that are already on store shelves in the United States. But the products will not be replaced once supplies run out.

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Don't you hate it when your esthetician bleaches your skin 5 shades lighter and you don't notice the problem for years? Meagan Good says that's what happened to her.

After years of denying rumors that she is bleaching, Meagan finally fessed up in response to a fan on social media.

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The fan wrote: "Meagan looked better dark skin... She not so pretty anymore she looks average... But her dark skin was above average... Why did she Bleach."

The 38-year-old actress responded: "I didn't Queen. A (unbeknownst to me) unlicensed aesthetician gave me a product to correct a sun mark on my forehead that messed up [my] skin."

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Meagan apparently continued to use the product for years not realizing she was getting lighter and lighter until she started burning. She said that's when she stopped using the product.

"By the grace of God only; I'm about 80% through recovery and regaining my color daily. To be honest it was beyond painful and traumatic experience because I would never wish that on anybody. I'd really appreciate if you wouldn't continue to spread assumptions and rumors. Gobless you [sic]."

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Toni Braxton surprised her fans by debuting her new short hairdo in a video posted on her Instagram account.

The songstress debuted her new haircut on Sunday. She captioned the image: "Fresh new cut.. HAPPY SUNday."

Some of Toni's fans assumed she'd removed her hair weave. But Toni said her hair was cut.

Toni, who turns 52 next month, favors wearing long hair weave or extensions when she's on the road performing. The "Un-Break My Heart" singer is best known for her short haircuts.

Toni's fans were ecstatic. "She looks so beautiful without makeup," one IG user wrote.

One Instagram user questioned whether Toni is bleaching her skin. "Why bleach?" the user asked.

Another IG user wrote "Either thats a ckone [sic] or she kightened her skin [sic]."

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