Pale old white dude here.

If that wasn’t a rhetorical question, - because I think tanning is stupid , and I may not be alone in that view - in my view the story of tanning as a “desirable status symbol” is quite poignant, if we go back far enough.

https://www.skincancer.org/prevention/tanning/tale-of-tanning

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