Mel B says ‘I do need a tan’ blasting skin-bleaching accusations in ‘unrecognisable’ bikini photo on Instagram

Melanie B, a.k.a Scary Spice, has sparked fury after posting a revealing bikini photo on Instagram – some fans claim the star has purposefully bleached her skin.

The 42-year-old Spice Girls member has been quizzed by fans after she posted the photo of her raiding her spice shrine closet in very little clothing.

Over recent years there has been public outrage over celebrities who have gone to strange lengths in order to look whiter.

Lil’ Kim, Nicki Minaj and even Beyonce are a few of the celebs to have been accused of whitening their skin.

One (white) woman said: “Looking brill, but why you paler than me?”

Another said: “Is this airbrushed? Looking very light lol”

Mel B has slammed the skin-bleaching claims by simply commenting “I do need a tan”.

The most notable celeb to endorse skin-bleaching is Vybz Kartel, who not only admits to skin-bleaching, but also has launched his his own skin lightening cosmetic range.

Vybz Kartel bleaching. Photo: 18 Karat Reggae

Kartel claims he likes his new image: “You can expect the unexpected, I feel comfortable with black people lightening their skin.

“They want a different look. It’s tantamount to white people getting a sun tan.”

Seb Eubank, professional boxer, appeared outraged to see Mel’s light skinned image: “Bleached up your skin and disrespected the very melanin that’s making you look so young. Sad foolishness”

When Mel’s fans fired back in defence, he responded: “Even if she hasn’t, she better spend some of that money on a holiday”.

He mentioned how the blonde hair doesn’t help because her natural hair is a “good reminder for mixed girls”.

Eubank finished by saying: “this looks like a white lady”.

Sazrah Hunt
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