lisaraye, dencia*LisaRaye McCoy’s directorial debut titled “SKINNED” confronts colorism and the global skin lightening epidemic. The film debuted Jan. 9 on TV One and highlights the important issues of color, self-esteem and acceptance on the black community.

“We set out to produce a film not only to address the global epidemic, but more importantly, the history among people of color regarding the way we think and the acceptance of our given gifts,” said McCoy. “SKINNED will impact those who are struggling with their own identity and self-worth. There hasn’t been a film to address this epidemic since Spike Lee’s School Daze touched on the subject matter.”

While promoting the film, LisaRaye criticized a popular a skin bleaching product called Whitenicious, claiming the product causes cancer. The creator of Whitenicious is a self-hating aspiring artist named Dencia. She caught wind of LisaRaye’s comments and took to Twitter to threaten the actress-turned director with legal action.

See her tweets below, LisaRaye has yet to comment.

Last December, Dencia claimed that she made $20m from Whitenicious

@TheRealLRaye1 name 1 person u have met or know suffering from cancer caused by Whitenicious or any other similar product?

— Dencia (@IamDencia) January 10, 2016

@TheRealLRaye1 the car u drive says on it “made with material that might cause cancer” I don’t see u making. A movie abt it.

— Dencia (@IamDencia) January 10, 2016

@TheRealLRaye1 the perm u use will peel your scalp up but I don’t see u making a movie abt it.Oh that movie won’t be interesting huh?

— Dencia (@IamDencia) January 10, 2016

@TheRealLRaye1 the air u breath can cause cancer,I can go on & on but it’s not worth it educating ignorance.just get us the $$ #Seeuincourt

— Dencia (@IamDencia) January 10, 2016

@TheRealLRaye1 when I am done with u,I’ll know better than name drop anything in an interview associated with me.No respect 4 u.

— Dencia (@IamDencia) January 10, 2016

@TheRealLRaye1 a movie abt u and your Ex husband would be more interesting than name dropping my brand in interviews #JustAheadsUp

— Dencia (@IamDencia) January 10, 2016

h/t: theJasmineBrand