So SiriusXM posted this on Twitter and fans are outraged because Calum is whitewashed, and I completely agree with the outrage honestly.

People of color don’t need to have lighter skin and to try to change them, even in pictures, is racist.

This isn’t the first time this has happened. In so many photoshoots Calum has been whitewashed, as well as in fan edits (and don’t even get me started on the Asian jokes).

The fact that people don’t think there’s racism in the world anymore is beyond me. It is everywhere. Whether you think this is a big or a small deal, it is a big deal, racism still exists, and this is just some proof of it. And I think this is the kind of thing the fandom needs to come together to speak up about and combat, because this affects not only Calum, 5sos, and our fandom, but the United States and really the rest of the world, too.

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