Accessibility links Skip to article Skip to navigation. FlexinMyComplexion isn't racist, nor is it deliberately excluding anyone. The only problem was that people with lighter skin started to feel left out. It's created a debate all about race on social media with some dark-skinned women saying they shouldn't use the hashtag - while others agree it's OK. It's just a social media movement that's borne out of good intentions and is trying to make brands, and the rest of the world, to recognise that beautiful skin doesn't just come in one colour. Just as with the hashtag BlackLivesMatter - used after police shootings in America - white people said they felt alienated.
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#FlexinMyComplexion: Dark-skinned women prove beautiful skin isn't just white
In just one week, the hashtag was used more than 85, times with women across the world coming together to celebrate their diverse skin. FlexinMyComplexion isn't racist, nor is it deliberately excluding anyone. Most of the images seem to come from cosmetic companies — the majority of which use white models to portray beauty in their ads.