If you have fair skin people you know that people like to go on about it. There’s the usual comments that you are so pasty looking, then people will inquire if you have never ventured out of the house into the great outdoors or you may have even been referred to as albino. When summer comes, someone will always hold their tanned grizzled arm up to you your alabaster skin and go on and on about your transparent skin tone.
If you get tired of the comments about how pale you are, try one of our amusing comebacks below.
If you can think of an even better snarky comeback, leave a comment below.
9 Best comebacks when people call you pale
1. I like being pale. I do not need to look like a worn out leather handbag to feel good about myself.
2. Pale is the new tan.
3. I would rather be pale than look like I rolled around in Doritos.
4. Just curious, what sort of bottle your flawless beach tan came out of?
5. And this concerns you, why?
6. I’m trying to save money on sunscreen.
7. Thanks a bunch for your unsolicited opinion, but I’m happy with they way I look.
8. I’m not sure what your goal is in pointing that out?
9. When did it become OK to make negative comments about the way people look?
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Why do people make fun of my pale skin?
People like to make fun of others for many different reasons including pale skin. Sometimes people aren’t used to pale people and it can be a bit of a novelty.
Chente from Mexico had always been used to seeing people with darker skin tones like his own. So, when he stayed with a Canadian family and met his new friend Tiernan, he was amazed by the paleness of his skin. Chente had never seen such pale skin before. Tiernan’s skin was so pale that it was almost translucent, and Chente was surprised to see veins under the skin. He had never seen anything like it before it was quite surprising to him that people looked like that.
One day, while they were getting ready for the day, Chente saw Tiernan’s skin turn red after his shower. He was shocked and immediately asked if he was okay. Tiernan laughed and explained that his skin was just sensitive to hot water. Chente found it amusing and couldn’t resist laughing along with his friend.
We always need to remember that it is never OK to insult people because of the colour of their skin.
Emma Roberts used to get teased because of her pale skin
Before Emma Roberts embraced her pale skin she had a few disasters with spray tans.
I had a really bad spray tan, ’cause I used to get made fun of for being pale. I thought I’m gonna get a spray tan and be really glamorous, but I looked like I rolled in mud. So, um, that was really fun. – Emma Roberts
More comebacks you might like
10 famous people who have been called pale
Here is a list of 10 famous people who are known for their fair complexion:
1. Taylor Swift
2. Kate Middleton
3. Kristen Stewart
4. Nicole Kidman
5. Emma Stone
6. Cate Blanchett
7. Prince Harry
8. Benedict Cumberbatch
9. Anne Hathaway
10. Michael Fassbender
People should never be judged by the colour of their skin. We are all unique, and we come in all different colours and sizes. We need to celebrate everyone for their individuality.
The Role of counselling and self care
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When you are dealing with someone who calls you pale and you find it stressful, consider getting support from a professional. Talking to a counselor is a great way to work through a challenging situation, and help you find some strategies to work through the person’s behaviour.
Better Help is a great resource where you can talk to a counselor from the comfort of your own home.
Taking care of your own needs isn’t selfish, and you will feel better in the long run.