Daughter of superstar actor Shah Rukh Khan, Suhana Khan recently took to Instagram to share an awe-inspiring message about self-love and colourism. She included a couple of screenshots within her post that had comments from various trolls from the Internet who were seen shaming her and criticising her for her skin tone.
She started her post by saying, “There’s a lot going on right now and this is one of the issues we need to fix!! this isn’t just about me, it’s about every young girl/boy who has grown up feeling inferior for absolutely no reason.”
Suhana talked about the screenshots she included in her post and revealed, “Here are just a few of the comments made about my appearance. I’ve been told I’m ugly because of my skin tone, by full-grown men and women, since I was 12 years old.”
Taking into perspective the irony of the situation, the 20-year-old emphasised, “Other than the fact that these are actual adults, what’s sad is that we are all Indian, which automatically makes us brown – yes we come in different shades but no matter how much you try to distance yourself from the melanin, you just can’t. Hating on your own people just means that you are painfully insecure”
She ended her note by including a positive message for everyone who has been made to feel insecure about their appearance and wrote, “I’m sorry if social media, Indian matchmaking or even your own families have convinced you, that if you’re not 5″7 and fair you’re not beautiful. I hope it helps to know that I’m 5″3 and brown and I am extremely happy about it and you should be too. #endcolourism”
Suhana has been studying filmmaking in NYU and finished High School from Ardingly College in England.