Elle India is off to a bad start in 2011.
Like Gabourey Sidibe, the mag is being accused of lightening January cover girl Aishwarya Rai's skin and she's furious!
A source close to the Bollywood actress told the Mumbai Mirror:
"Aishwarya's first reaction was disbelief. Not in this day and age when women are recognized for their merit, and not for the color of their skin. She is currently verifying this skin-whitening allegation. If there is any proof of this, she might even take action."
Good for her!
But for Elle's sake, we're really hoping they didn't do anything especially after all that September dramz.
[Image via Elle India/WENN.]
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