I am currently working on an article which looks at ‘why bleaching has increased among Ghanaian entertainers’ and over the last few days, I’ve spoken to several Ghanaian celebrities—and somehow, the issue of Yvonne Nelson kept creeping into our conversations.
Without holding back, 7 of our top Ghanaian Celebrities (both men and women) stated and CONFIRMED that actress-Yvonne Nelson has tampered with her skin. Interestingly, when I pushed them to wall by saying, why don’t you tell her? Many answered; who am I to tell her? Do you think she does not know what she is doing?
And if you care to know, these celebrities who stately emphatically that Yvonne Nelson has no doubt tampered with her skin (through either bleaching or whitening) include 3 of the Js—I mean those with their first names starting with the letter ‘J’ and many of them have repeatedly work and continue to be seen with Yvonne Nelson.
To an extent, I understand these celebrities when they say they cannot openly or in secret speak to Yvonne Nelson about her skin tampering which has become a key media subject other the last few years. But to another extent, it seems like they are being what we know ourselves as Ghanaians to be—-hypocrites and gossip. Behind her, we can admit and emphatically say the truth but when it matters most, such as saying it as it is or condemning the obvious, we go into hiding.
To the fans and readers who genuinely think Yvonne Nelson has not done anything to her skin in the face of the emerged and the emerging evidences alongside her colleagues’ express confirmation, I would say; you probably do not have any idea about how deep the issue of bleaching in the world of celebrities go and the inevitable consequences it brings.
It may interest those who care to know that, the many of us who have decided to speak against bleaching and have always condemned Yvonne Nelson for her skin tampering have no hatred towards her or any other person, but just that we find bleaching utterly disgusting and unacceptable.
As one of the Js said; ‘look Chris, Ghanaians don’t like to hear the truth but rather what will make their heads become big so I will just whisper into Yvonne’s ears what she wants to hear to make her happy and she will not have any reason to fight me. I don’t want any wahala’.
I just wanted those doubting ‘Thomases’ out there to know that, even Yvonne Nelson’s ‘friends’ know and talk about her bleached skin but just that, they can’t be truthful to her and us all…
Maybe one day, she will be bold enough to accept it as she was bold enough to start it. But to me, acceptance does not matter—I just hope she ends it all, as soon as possible…