Here's reason one: Having no choice. In Australia, the 'drug store' brands (Maybelline, Revlon, Covergirl etc) are far more expensive, like $20 for a lipstick expensive. There are cheaper options but the essentials for those are rarely carried in darker shades (again, much like in the US) . The speciality stores that… » 11/07/14 11:57pm 11/07/14 11:57pm

You're not down under by any chance? When I was an ignorant teen I was in a local production of Aida where the only dark-skinned PoC in the cast were my sister, my father, a friend an myself. As blackface is "frowned upon", all the cast members playing Nubians were advised to get fake tans 'as dark as possible' as… » 9/27/14 12:14pm 9/27/14 12:14pm

Even foreign accents are apparently too much for US audiences. See: ABC doing Secrets and Lies, a remake of an Aussie series (potential spoilers at the second link). See also: Everything the UK has made ever that isn't Dr Who or Downton Abbey » 9/13/14 10:23pm 9/13/14 10:23pm