The other day this guy tried complimenting me by telling me he liked my pale skin. Over the years, I've learned how to take compliments by responding with a "thank you!" where before I would just stare in confusion. But this time, well... I don't like being pale. So I didn't acknowledge his "compliment," let alone thank him for it.
Also, it's a weird-ass thing to compliment someone on, unless they're dressed like a goth and trying to look pale.