Actress Meagan Good made headlines last week when she confessed that she was tricked into using a skin bleaching product -- and she spoke about the incident in greater detail during a recent interview.
"It broke my heart to think that there's little girls seeing this commentary and thinking it's true," she said of the rumors that she had deliberately bleached her skin. "It broke my heart that in a season when you have young Black men and women being murdered everywhere that someone would think for one second that I don't love my Black skin. That bothered me. And when it all first happened, it was extremely traumatic because I went to this woman for a scar removal, like a dog bite on my leg."
She said that while she was reluctant at first, the woman convinced her to give the products a try, "She said try my products. I think you have a little sun damage on your forehead. And I said, 'No, that's okay. That's like natural contour, girl. It's great. It's fine."
She said she began using the anti-aging products and even continued after discovering that the woman was unlicensed.
"And I start using it -- and someone asked me today -- 'If it was just your forehead, then why your whole face?' Because she said it everything needed to be even so just use it, wash with it. Your whole face," she continued.
"And as I saw myself getting lighter, I started freaking out and I said, 'What's going on?' And she said, 'Oh no, no. It's just going to lift the damage first and then everything will come back.' And I said, 'Oh ok, cool.' And I saw myself getting lighter. And I was like, 'What is happening?!' And she was like, 'Oh, don't worry your color will come back.' And I said, 'But when is it going to come back?' She said, 'It'll come back soon I promise.'"
Watch the clip above.