I don’t think it is. If someone has caramel skin, they have caramel skin. If someone has dark chocolate skin, they have dark chocolate skin. If someone has milk white skin, they have milk white skin. There’s nothing wrong with that (in my opinion). (also when you say someone has hazelnut brown hair, it’s not an insult either, is it ?)
The way I see it, everyone is equal. And when you’re saying that comparing POC skin colours (and POC skin colours only) to food is wrong, you’re removing that equality. Why should we be allowed to compare lighter skintones to food, but not darker/coloured skintones ? Because apparently something in your subconsciousness associates being of colour with something bad or different. Now I’m not saying you’re racist, I’m just saying that this is how society works. Making people afraid and/or ashamed of things that they shouldn’t be afraid/ashamed of.
I’m a hella short person. When I was a kid, they used to bully me for being short and I hated it when they called me little, gnome, dwarf etc. But then I realised, hey, I AM short, and there’s nothing wrong with that. Why deny what I am ? and I stopped being insulted by names referring to my heigth. The only reason I was offended in the first place was because they were trying to insult me by using what I am as an insult. But it’s not insulting, it’s what I am.
Same with Mackie. Yup, he’s a person of colour. Nope, it’s not insulting to say he is. And nope, having a darker skin doesn’t say anything about him apart from the simple fact that he is of colour, just as saying someone is a brunette doesn’t say anything about their personality.
People should stop being afraid/ashamed of things that aren’t bad.
Sorry I’m using so many comparisons, I’m not good with words. I’m just trying to sketch my opinion so maybe you’re able to understand me better.
Also I’m not saying I don’t see where you’re coming from with your opinion. Because I do see that. But I just think differently about it.