Laverne Cox groundbreaking role on “Orange is The New Black” made her the first transgender woman of color on mainstream TV and a two-time Emmy nominee. But today she is coming under fire, after a new pic showed her face - and it appears that she lightened her skin.
The pic - which went viral on social media - shows the actress' face looking MUCH lighter. In fact it's so light, that she now has a gray-ish complexion.
Fans of the actress went on social media - some were confused by Laverne's new look. Others were upset, that the actress decided to use unnatural means to change her skin color.
Laverne has not yet addressed the brewing controversy.
Here's what she used to look like:
And here's what she looks like now:
Recently Laverne visited Boston Wednesday to urge voters to keep transgender individuals’ rights intact by voting yes on Question 3.
Voting yes on the ballot question would preserve the state law barring discrimination against transgender people in public spaces like stores and restaurants and allowing them to use public restrooms consistent with their gender identity.
When Massachusetts enacted the law in 2016, Cox said, “That was an amazing thing. That was something to celebrate. And here we are, two years later, defending that. It is a reminder to me that the fight is never done.”