Zoe Kravitz blames self-isolation for pale complexion in Instagram selfie

Zoe Kravitz's self-isolation selfie. Image: Instagram - @zoeisabellakravitz

Zoe Kravitz has clapped back at an Instagram follower who accused her of lightening her skin.

The Big Little Lies star, the daughter of fellow actress Lisa Bonet and rocker Lenny Kravitz, shared a photo of herself posing with her grey and white dog on social media on Tuesday, while holed up at home amid the global coronavirus pandemic.

"Stay inside kids. one day at a time," she captioned the snap, which referenced her self-isolation as cities across the U.S., including Los Angeles and New York, advise residents to stay home to contain the spread of Covid-19.

The bright lighting of the picture led one fan to question whether Zoe had undergone a cosmetic treatment to lighten her skin colour, with the user writing, "Am I wrong or she is looking so white in this picture, please don't tell me you are getting ready of your melanin, you are so beautiful with your natural color (sic)."

The comment prompted a backlash from some of Zoe's other followers, who branded the remark "rude", before the 31-year-old weighed in herself.

"Girl. this is what happens to some of us mixed kids when we can't go outside lol (laugh out loud)," she retorted.

This isn't the first time that Zoe has had to respond to unwanted comments about her appearance on social media.

The High Fidelity star recently shared two selfies on Instagram in which she showcased the products she used from YSL Beauty to achieve her perfect pout.

However, one of her 5.6 million followers was irked by the snaps, and claimed the actress had resorted to using fillers.

"Babe, what have u done to your beautiful natural lips??" the user wrote, prompting the star to reply, "Um. put some lipgloss on them..."

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