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Even Adults Will Find Lupita Nyong'o's Sesame Street Message Empowering

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Lupita Nyong'o is back on Sesame Street (this time the US version, rather than the Mexican). She's talking about skin, which if you're a cynical hag, might lead you to believe she's sending subliminal messages to the youth about Lancome, the brand she currently reps. But if you're a real, live human, you'd accept her empowering message to "love the skin you're in" and feel really good about it.