Media personality, Tolu Oniru, popularly known as Toolz, has reacted to the trend of mothers bleaching their children’s skin for a fairer complexion.
This comes after a Twitter user took to the platform to share how a baby has reportedly been diagnosed with a chronic kidney disease after her mom bleached her skin.
According to the tweep, the mother allegedly opted to bleach her baby’s skin because she is darker-skinned than her siblings.
“How do you bleach your baby’s skin up to the point where they develop chronic kidney disease before age 10? An innocent child is at the brink of death due to the parents’ recklessness and I just can’t make sense of it.
“When I say I hate pediatrics, most people assume it’s cause I don’t like kids but it’s because I just can’t stand parents. This should be a criminal offense, a defenseless human left in your care should not be treated this way.” The tweet read in part. ICYMI.
Reacting to this tweet, Toolz, a mother of two who berated the practice, recounted how someone had asked if she planned to bleach her darker son so his skin would “match” his brother’s fair skin.
“Some people are actually mad because what is this mess???” the OAP wrote. “Reminds me of when someone asked if I was going to bleach my darker son so his skin ‘matches’ my fairer son. I legit couldn’t speak for a few minutes. #skinbleaching”, she wrote.