Thursday, December 3, 2009

Tanorexia

A behind-the-scenes struggle takes place on "Dancing With the Stars" as producers plead with professional dancers not to overdo the spray tan. Ms. Mills calls dancers who get too dark "tanorexic." ...

On "Dancing With the Stars," in season six in 2008, Miami Dolphins linebacker Jason Taylor, who is African-American, had to get a spray tan because his Polish dance partner, Edyta Sliwinska, had over-tanned and was darker than Mr. Taylor, says Mr. Green, the producer.
--Amy Chorzick, WSJ, on maintaining a racial hierarchy. HT: William Saletan

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