Zoe Kravitz slams skin lightening rumours

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Zoe Kravitz attends the EE British Academy Film Awards 2020. Photographed by Mike Marsland
Zoe Kravitz attends the EE British Academy Film Awards 2020. Photographed by Mike Marsland
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The Big Little Lies actress has hit out at critics on Instagram who accused her of using products to lighten her skin.

Zoe insists her lighter complexion is merely a result of having to stay indoors as she doesn't see as much sun as usual.

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When one commenter on Instagram asked if the star was lightening her skin, Zoe quickly denied the claims.

“Jesus. No girl. This is what happens to some of us mixed kids when we can’t go outside, lol,” she responded.

Meanwhile, Zoe previously spoke about her simple look, saying she would much rather embrace her natural hair after experimenting with a number of different styles over the years.

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“The struggle’s always been real for me and hair. The options can seem limited when you have a kinkier texture. I really prefer my hair being natural,” she said.

Compiled by Futhi Masilela

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