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15th Mar '17 12:44:34 AM rodneyAnonymous
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[[caption-width-right:350:[-Yes, L'Oréal lightened the already light-skinned Beyoncé.-] ]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:[-Yes, L'Oréal [[caption-width-right:350:[-L'Oréal lightened the already light-skinned Beyoncé.-] ]]
10th Mar '17 1:37:23 PM Pichu-kun
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* In the tie-in comics for the ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'' cartoon this occured to the half-Vietnamese and half-white Artemis. Her skin is darker than Wally's in the cartoon but in the comics she is presented as lighter skinned than in the source. She is also blue eyed when WordOfGod is her eyes aren't supposed to be blue, and in the cartoons they look black.

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* In the tie-in comics for the ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'' cartoon this occured to the half-Vietnamese and half-white Artemis. Her skin is darker than Wally's in the cartoon but in the comics she is presented as lighter skinned than in the source. She is also blue eyed when WordOfGod is her eyes aren't supposed to be blue, and in the cartoons they look black. She more looks like her DC Comics design (who is completely white) rather than the ''Young Justice'' one.



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* Intentionally averted with Disney's first black protagonist, ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog'''s Tiana. She has a wide nose, full lips (though not [[FacialProfiling racist caricature]] full), strong cheekbones, a slightly protruding jaw, wide-set brown eyes, and a skin-tone as dark as Michelle Obama. Basically, she's her voice actress [[http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0741242/ Anika Noni Rose]] with big huge Disney eyes. There has been controversy about how her hair is pulled up in a tight knot, unlike in concept art where it's loose and curly, however that could be due to how hard curls are to animate.

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* ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog'':
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Intentionally averted with Disney's first black protagonist, ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog'''s Tiana. She has a wide nose, full lips (though not [[FacialProfiling racist caricature]] full), strong cheekbones, a slightly protruding jaw, wide-set brown eyes, and a skin-tone as dark as Michelle Obama. Basically, she's her voice actress [[http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0741242/ Anika Noni Rose]] with big huge Disney eyes. There has been controversy about how her hair is pulled up in a tight knot, unlike in concept art where it's loose and curly, however that could be due to how [[NoFlowInCGI hard curls are to animate.animate]].
10th Mar '17 1:31:56 PM Pichu-kun
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* Iris in the ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' anime is noticeably lighter than her games official art. Skyla from the same arc in comparison is {{inverted|trope}}; having a tan tone she lacks in the games.
** In Viz's colorings for the XY mini-volume covers, both Shauna and Emma are considerably lightened. In Emma's case, it's extra egregious considering an earlier, original colored image of her had her even darker than her game counterpart.

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* Iris in the ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' anime is noticeably lighter than her games official art. She instead matches her ''sprite'' design, which possibly means the anime based on the sprite skin tone rather than her actual colour. Skyla from the same arc in comparison is {{inverted|trope}}; having a tan tone she lacks in the games.
** * ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'': In Viz's colorings for the XY ''XY'' mini-volume covers, both Shauna and Emma are considerably lightened. In Emma's case, it's extra egregious considering an earlier, original colored image of her had her even darker than her game counterpart.
6th Mar '17 2:18:47 PM eroock
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-->--'''Big Bill Broonzy''', [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0c1c0ZsTLA "Black, Brown, and White"]] (1947)

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-->--'''Big -->-- '''Big Bill Broonzy''', [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0c1c0ZsTLA "Black, Brown, and White"]] (1947)
20th Feb '17 5:35:20 AM qazwsx
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* Averted in ''Series/QueenSugar'', which has black character with a variety of skin tones. Charley is fair-skinned, due to being biracial, but her half-siblings, Nova and Ralph Angel, are both very dark.
6th Feb '17 12:33:10 PM KizunaTallis
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* A case of this appears in the adaptation of ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' from manga to anime. The manga gave the characters a variety of skin tones, but in the anime everyone except for Cuba was the same color, with Seychelles being a particularly noticeable example. This was eventually fixed in season five when Creator/StudioDeen brought in a new animation team.

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* A case of this appears in the adaptation of ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' from manga to anime. The manga gave the characters a variety of skin tones, but in the anime everyone except for Cuba was the same color, with Seychelles and Egypt being a particularly noticeable example.examples. This was eventually fixed in season five when Creator/StudioDeen brought in a new animation team.
26th Jan '17 9:15:30 AM Wyldchyld
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* Played straight in Western gay culture. Gay people of color with heavy ethnic features are often shunned by the majority of white gays and are rarely featured in gay media, being FetishFuel at best and nonexistent at worst. On dating sites profiles often make falsified claims of being "mixed" for the sole purpose of getting some attention. Racial bias (sometimes leading to flat-out racism) has long been the gay community's [[NotSoDifferent dirty secret]].

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* Played straight in Western gay culture. Gay people of color with heavy ethnic features are often shunned by the majority of white gays and are rarely featured in gay media, being FetishFuel titillation at best and nonexistent at worst. On dating sites profiles often make falsified claims of being "mixed" for the sole purpose of getting some attention. Racial bias (sometimes leading to flat-out racism) has long been the gay community's [[NotSoDifferent dirty secret]].
5th Jan '17 5:31:30 AM fearlessnikki
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* Zoe Kravitz [[http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/zoe-kravitz-dark-knight-rises-809141 claims]] that she was denied an audition for ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'' - with the reasoning being "we're not going urban". Fans assume she was going after the small role of Selina's friend Jen - who ended up played by the very white Juno Temple.



* Simone (Tawny Cypress) from ''Series/{{Heroes}}''.
** Micah is {{justified|Trope}}, however, because he has a white mother.

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* ''Series/{{Heroes}}'':
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Simone (Tawny Cypress) from ''Series/{{Heroes}}''.
was the only prominent woman of colour in the main cast of Season 1, played by the light-skinned Tawny Cypress.
** Micah is {{justified|Trope}}, however, because he has a white mother. And his black father features as a character.



* Averted and played straight in ''Series/SavedByTheBell''. Lisa is the object of Screech's affection, and while certainly a pretty girl, she had very fair skin and angular features, and her hairstyles were rarely very different from Kelly's or Jessie's (it helps that EightiesHair tends to look "ethnic", no matter who is sporting it). The character was originally supposed to be a white Jewish Princess. Lark Voorhies got the role based on the strength of her audition, despite the fact casting specifically asked for only white females.

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* Averted and played straight in ''Series/SavedByTheBell''. ''Series/SavedByTheBell'':
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Lisa is the object of Screech's affection, and while certainly a pretty girl, she had very fair skin and angular features, and her hairstyles were rarely very different from Kelly's or Jessie's (it helps that EightiesHair tends to look "ethnic", no matter who is sporting it). The character was originally supposed to be a white Jewish Princess. Lark Voorhies got the role based on the strength of her audition, despite the fact casting specifically asked for only white females.females.
** The show drew some criticism for ignoring Slater's ethnicity during its run. The character was written to be white but when they couldn't find the right actor - they extended casting calls to actors of colour, and the Hispanic Mario Lopez won the part. An episode of ''The College Years'' reveals that Slater's father changed his last name from the more obviously Latin 'Sanchez' when he joined the army.
** While on the subject of Zack, his actor Mark Paul Gosselaar is mixed race - part Indonesian on his mother's side. But the bleached blond hair he sported for the show's run has the effect of making him look more Anglo.


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* Greek Divas Wrestling/TrishStratus and Wrestling/MariaKanellis notably downplayed their roots while in WWE. Trish's real name is Stratigeas and she's naturally brunette - but her modelling days saw her going for the more neutral name Stratus, bleaching her hair blonde and adopting a bronze tan. Maria too had blonde hair early in her career and later became redhead. She never used her last name while in WWE.
3rd Jan '17 2:26:36 AM the-conundrum
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Variations of this casting trope are also seen in Latin America, Northern Africa/western Asia, and East Asia. This trope is a common source of UnfortunateImplications; given this trope's prevalence throughout the world's entertainment industries, [[Administrivia/TropesAreFlexible there are numerous variations on this trope listed below]]. Note also how the changing definitions of desirability have resulted in new and/or different hiring biases over time.

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Variations of this casting trope are also seen in Latin America, Northern Africa/western Africa/Western Asia, and East Asia. This trope is a common source of UnfortunateImplications; given this trope's prevalence throughout the world's entertainment industries, [[Administrivia/TropesAreFlexible there are numerous variations on this trope listed below]]. Note also how the changing definitions of desirability have resulted in new and/or different hiring biases over time.
3rd Jan '17 2:26:02 AM the-conundrum
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Variations of this casting trope are also seen in Latin America, Northern Africa/Middle East, and East Asia. This trope is a common source of UnfortunateImplications; given this trope's prevalence throughout the world's entertainment industries, [[Administrivia/TropesAreFlexible there are numerous variations on this trope listed below]]. Note also how the changing definitions of desirability have resulted in new and/or different hiring biases over time.

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Variations of this casting trope are also seen in Latin America, Northern Africa/Middle East, Africa/western Asia, and East Asia. This trope is a common source of UnfortunateImplications; given this trope's prevalence throughout the world's entertainment industries, [[Administrivia/TropesAreFlexible there are numerous variations on this trope listed below]]. Note also how the changing definitions of desirability have resulted in new and/or different hiring biases over time.
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