Beenie Man’s daughter, Deshagaye ‘Desha Ravers’ Davis seems to be bleaching her skin, and dancehall fans are sounding off.
Now Desha is caught up in a predicament like the one Kartel was in. Some persons are approving her look while others are bashing her
Dancehall artiste Leftside, deejay Kemar Highcon, dancer/artiste Renee Sixthirty, producer, female deejay Destiny Sparta, and other fans in the dancehall where complimenting her about the new look.
“Love the House color that you catch or the cake soap. White and clean.” One fan wrote, and another said “Skin clean like supermarket shelf before Hurricane tho.”
While some of the comments are in support of her new look filtered in, there were some folks who were bashing her with the claims of self-hate and of black hypocrisy.
One fan asked “Is it it fair to say I’m disappointed as a fan dat u bleaching?” and posted a tear emoji to further reinforce her disapproval of the new look.
This was an unfiltered comment “Why did you bleached your skin you look so beautiful before and now you look like a corpse sis.” The social media user also replied to one of Desha’s supporters with another fiery response, “U don’t see how mental it is to bleach the top layers of ur skin off. Hate on what? Looking like a dead man walking white skin is not attractive. Am so disappointed I just didn’t think she was so uneducated to do this cus Beenie Man daughter.”
The 28-year-old Ravers Clavers dancer decided to show off her new chrome skin as she posed in a blue dressed while perched in front of a new white car in her Instagram posts. The first glance of the image may cause you to focus on the new ride, but a second look will clearly highlight that Desha became many shades lighter than she was in recent months.
“YOU LOVE DIFFERENTLY WHEN YOU KNW GOD,” was the caption she wrote under the post. She tagged the people who helped her, with the drastic transformation, it was only fair. She dropped Wasp Radiants name for her new glow. Based on the company’s Instagram bio, they are supplying their skin lightening products around the island and worldwide as well.
They also supply to other skin lightening entertainers such as Intence, Tommy Lee Sparta and I Waata, among other famous persons in dancehall.
Vybz Kartel’s attempt at normalizing the practice of bleaching through his broken down cake soap brand and the song “Coloring Book” may have been bashed in mainstream media when he promoted it, but the move seemed to help to increase an already present phenomenon which helped to foster an increase in the number of Jamaicans who use products to bleach their skin.
Many frowned on the comments that were made in support of Desha’s new look, one person even saw the move as a cry for help and the evidence of someone lacking in self-confidence.
“A year ago Spice spoke about this and look at y’all in the comments talking bout skin clean and pretty, black hypocrisy,” one fan wrote while invoking Spice infamous single, “Black Hypocrisy.”
In 2018 Spice looked as though she had done a similar glow-up, but she only used some photos as a basis to launch a campaign and lashed out against colorism/shadeism. Spice’s overnight color switch was later revealed to be a hoax and merely a prop, her 2018 release titled “Black Hypocrisy” provided a hard-hitting stance on the global issue.
However, another fan invoked Vybz Kartel in the mix saying, “My girl yo no see it say bleach skin naan wear again all Kartel turn back black kmt.”
See a previous Picture of Desha Ravers below