True life: A group called Canadian Foreskin Awareness Project is none too pleased with Oprah Winfrey over why she has endorsed an anti-wrinkle cream made with human foreskins.
According to the group’s founder, Glen Callender, it’s hypocritical of Winfrey to speak out against female genital mutilation yet singing the praises of a face cream made from foreskins from circumcised infant males. “Imagine how Oprah would respond if a skin cream for men went on the market that was made from parts of the genitalia of little girls,” Callender argued. “That would be an outrage and rightly so.” Callender subsequently organized a protest where he expected “a dozen to two dozen people” to attend.
Oprah must be terrified.
More on the cream from the Owensound Sun Times:
Advertisements for SkinMedica say Winfrey has described the product as her “magic fountain of youth and miracle wrinkle solution.” Winfrey didn’t immediately respond to an email asking for comment.
The makers of SkinMedica have said they use foreskin fibroblast — a piece of human skin used as a culture to grow other skin or cells.
“I would like Oprah to come to her senses and realize that all children have a fundamental human right to keep all their genitalia and to decide for themselves if anything gets cut off,” Callender said Wednesday.
Callender describes the Foreskin Awareness Project as Canada’s “feistiest pro-foreskin advocacy group” with the goal of “foreskin education and appreciation.”
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