MEET Leatha Face, a wannabe rapper who makes his own hip-hop videos and tries to get respect with an over-the-top sunbed tan… but fails miserably!
In his two biggest ‘hits’ to date, Leatha Face battles rivals Aiesha and Flawless, spitting lame rhymes about how he loves ‘bakin’ it’ on his beloved ‘blazebeds’. Not surprisingly, they give him a musical lesson, pointing out his wrinkly skin and how damaging sunbeds really are. (As Flawless says, “Your obsession with that damn machine will leave you lookin’ like a tangerine!”.)
But Leatha Face (or ‘L 2 da F’, as he often calls himself) is not alone in dismissing the health risks of sunbeds in his quest for a permanent tan. More than one quarter of a million children aged 11-17 years are risking their health by seeking a tan from sunbeds, with the average age of first use being just 14 years old.