blackface

Comedian-turned-councilman Augie Tulba of Honolulu recently reposted one of his old skit videos showing himself in blackface, and somehow we're having a hard time getting the joke. At all.

A Russian TV station is catching heat over a skit in which an actress donned blackface to play a ratchet version of Barack Obama. In the footage, the actress is wearing gold chains, a red bandana, and black gloves — and there even appears to be some rapping, The only English words in the skit are […]

Cultural sensitivity should be top of mind for any reputable brand. NBC is showing that they hear the masses by pulling some shows that do not align with today’s temperature. Vulture is reporting that the National Broadcasting Company is manning up to their faults by scrubbing some crass comedy bits. 30 Rock was guilty of […]

NEW YORK (AP) — NBC “Tonight” show host Jimmy Fallon has apologized for doing an impersonation of fellow comic Chris Rock while in blackface during a 2000 episode of “Saturday Night Live.” Fallon tweeted on Tuesday that “there is no excuse for this.” Discussion of Fallon’s 20-year-old skit surfaced this week after a video of […]

Robert Downey Jr. stopped by The Joe Rogan Experience podcast and shared how he really feels about rocking blackface in the 2008 Ben Stiller-directed comedy “Tropic Thunder.” In the film, Downey Jr. plays an Australian-born (method) actor who undergoes “pigmentation alteration” to portray a Black character. During his chat with Rogan, the actor recalled his mother being horrified […]

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A Catholic school in Virginia is investigating an incident in which a student posted a photo wearing Blackface with the N-word as the caption. According to Sister Cecilia Dwyer, the Head of School at Saint Gertrude High, the student will be disciplined following the investigation of the “offensive” and racist Snapchat shared on social media, CBS 6 […]

The mayor of Philadelphia sharply criticized two men who wore blackface while marching in the city’s annual — and often racially troubling — New Year’s Day Mummers Parade, calling their actions “abhorrent and unacceptable.” The group the men apparently were affiliated with, the Froggy Carr Wench Brigade, was also disqualified from Wednesday’s parade and may […]

This weekend in Belgium, the annual tradition of The Feast of Saint Nicholas will be celebrated, but not without controversy. Black Pete, a character Belgians will imitate using racist blackface makeup and curly Afro wigs, will accompany “Sinterklass” aka Saint Nicholas, who is depicted as a kind figure who gives sweets and gifts to children. […]

Leana Kaplan issued a so-called apology dripping with her white privilege while Colorado Student University still refuses to punish the students.

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey apologized Thursday for wearing blackface decades ago, becoming the latest politician to face scrutiny over racially insensitive photos and actions from their university days. Ivey, 74, issued the apology after a 1967 radio interview surfaced in which her now-ex-husband describes her actions at Auburn University, where she […]