They did lighten my skin: Frieda Pinto insists L’Oréal digitally altered her skin tone

They did lighten my skin: Frieda Pinto insists L’Oréal digitally altered her skin tone

Frieda Pinto continues to insist that L’Oréal airbrushed an image of her  in order to make her appear ‘lighter’ for a campaign she featured in back in 2011. 

The actress, speaking to The Guardian, per the Independent, said that, although L’Oréal denied the allegations at the time, she remains convinced that the image was altered.

“It is categorically untrue that L’Oréal Paris altered Ms Pinto’s features or skin tone in the campaign for Project Runway ‘Colours Take Flight’ limited-edition collection,” the company said in statement released at the time.

“I’m sure they did, because that’s not the colour of my skin you saw in a few of the campaigns,” Pinto claims.

Pinto told the newspaper that the contract she signed with the French beauty giant contained a clause exempting her from promoting skin lightening products.

“All the brands, including L’Oréal, have a skin lightening range that they sell in India and I made them put it in my contract that I would not touch that with a barge pole,” she said.

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