I hope this thread isn’t found sketchy-- definitely not my intent. But it’s often been observed that while the population of normal Americans runs a wide gamut of skin tones, because of racist beauty standards, black celebrities tend much more often to be more towards the milkier side of the complexion spectrum. I’m trying to think of which celebrities have skin tones more on the darker end of variation, and I’m having quite a hard time of it. My brief mental skim suggests that the cultural block against darker-skinned people attaining celebrity is very real. But now I’m putting it to y’all.
I’m going to tentatively say athletes don’t count, because I don’t think their appearance (beyond actual physical fitness) is considered as crucial to their careers as it is for actors, musicians, and politicians. Feel free to prove me wrong, though.