Vanguard (Lagos)

29 October 2012

Ghana: Yvonne Nelson at War with Rumour Mongers

Photo: Yvonne Nelson/Facebook
Ghanaian actress Yvonne Nelson

Celebrities at the top of their food chain usually treat rumours flying about them with a cold shoulder and then silence, only reacting when a journalist walks up and confronts them with it.

Top Ghanian actress, Yvonne Nelson, however, is not waiting for any journalist nor will she be silent on this new matter.

She has perceived danger in a rumour she claims is making the rounds in media reports about her bleaching her skin and has taken the news to the press by releasing a statement.

“My attention has been drawn to recent media reports that I am bleaching my skin and the continuous nature of this wicked, unfounded and absolutely unnecessary misinformation have compelled me to once again respond.

These stories are absolutely not true and do not in any way put food on anybody’s table, does not add value to any body’s life and can only be described as mischief.

I fully understand the dangers of skin bleaching and would not engage in any such venture. I am a lady and I appreciate my God-given looks. I do not need to change my skin colour for any reason.

Truth is that even if I was bleaching, I do not owe anyone any explanation, but I am not bleaching, I have not bleached and I won’t bleach.

I love my skin just the way it is and I do my best to keep it healthy and nice.

If God has remained good to me and continues to make my skin nicer, I do not see how it should be a problem to someone.

In a society that largely frowns on skin bleaching, it would be unfair and very unkind to falsely accuse me of bleaching when I am absolutely innocent of that charge.

As an actress I take different pictures under different shades of light and with different shades of makeup depending on what the picture would be used for.

It is therefore not strange to find different pictures of me looking different. It does not mean I am bleaching and one does not need to be an industry player to know this.

Even in movies, depending on who the director is, there are different lighting angles and brightness levels that can be used to make a character look different and this is no secret. Even a change of weather can have an effect of one’s skin.

I want to use this platform to assure all persons who have expressed worry about these reports that there is no cause for alarm because I am not bleaching, have not bleached and would not bleach.

There are more prudent and beneficial things to focus on and these frequent distractions are of no use.

I should have spent this time focusing on my new movies or memorizing my next script and not responding to false gossips.”

Thank you. Sincerely yours, Yvonne Nelson.

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