Iggy Azalea is not criticized because she has a vagina, she’s criticized for being a modern-day Jim Crow era-inspired minstrel without the blackened face.
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Dear white people, “whiteface” does not exist. Please stop trying to make it a thing.
A White Australian woman gets caught in a social media firestorm for photos from her 21st birthday party where she and friends celebrated “the country and amazing people of Africa” with offensive costumes.
Numéro Magazine causes backlash with “African Queen” fashion spread featuring a White American model in dark makeup and turbans.
Red Stripe makes the final call on Volkswagen’s controversial “Get Happy” commercial.
Volkswagen recently released its “Get In. Get Happy.” commercial via Youtube two days ago, causing immediate scrutiny, with some calling it “blackface.”
UK-based beauty brand, Illamasqua, is in the cross-hairs of a heated debate over what blackface is or is not concerning its new Christmas 2012 advertisement campaign. It has become apparent that some people define blackface and minstrelsy by merely one characteristic: any use of dark makeup on the face.
A seemingly dignified illustration of President Barack Obama by fashion guru Karl Lagerfeld is being compared to “modern-day minstrelsy…” We have got to stop doing this!
Never one to shy away from pushing the envelope to express his socially-conscious perspective, Lupe Fiasco premiered the official visuals for his new single, “Bitch Bad,” this week. The rapper uses the song and video to open our eyes to the cycle of dysfunction associated with women embracing their “bad bitch.”
As with 2011’s controversial “blackface” photos of Beyoncé for L’Officiel Paris, this “controversy” gets the serious side-eye. Clearly, people have no idea what blackface is nor the characteristics of the practice.
Anyone could predict the monsoon of controversy coming after photos of Beyoncé in dark makeup for L’Officiel Paris leaked.
is Antoine Dodson’s fame just another rags to riches story that helped a young man climb the ranks of social mobility? I think not.