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  • BlackFace

    8 posts, 5 voices, 839 views, started Oct 15, 2009

    Posted on Thursday, October 15, 2009 by Mz. Queen

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    • In the October issue of French Vogue, which is dedicated to “Supermodels,” there are no black models. No Naomi Campbell, no Tyra Banks, no Iman, no Alek Wek, no Liya Kebede, no Chanel Iman. Instead, Dutch model Lara Stone appeared in a 14-page editorial in blackface.

      How do you feel about all the recent blackface appearances in pop culture?  



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          Mz. Queen wrote Oct 15, 2009
        • I am at a loss in so many ways, that I don’t know exactly how to put into words what this does to me.  

          I am bewildered at why someone didn’t think that this might be a bad idea, but then again it’s not in the U.S.  

          She looks no more black than a black person trying to pull themselves off as white, especially in the 21st century.

          Can we fault her or only the magazine publishers?



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          Cindylouwho1966 wrote Oct 15, 2009
        • There was recently a skit on an Autralian TV show where the performers acted out the Jackson 5, including blackface. Harry Connick Jr was one of the judges, and he took incredible offense to this. The producers said they really didn’t think about it being offensive. So same kind of thing, out of the country.



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          Tamra wrote Oct 15, 2009
        • Societies in many other countries are not sensitive to the black racial issues that stir controversy in this country.  Cultural differences allow acceptance of some behaviors in one region that are not acceptable in others.  It’s important that we respect their differences if we are to expect them to accept ours.  From what I heard in the news, this was not meant to insult.  

          Actually, they say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.



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          Mz. Queen wrote Oct 16, 2009
        • So I guess it’s safe to say that the offense is in the eye or the soul of the beholder much like beauty.

          Flattery is sometimes questionable and deceptive.



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          Fraz764 wrote Oct 16, 2009
        • I agree flattery is sometimes deceptive.

          I think with the number of beautiful black models, this could have been done differently. But in their defense (french vogue) last year they did the first time issue of all Black models wit real Black models and it was wonderful!!

          I saw the skit that Lu mentioned, I did not get offended, but it was the most ridiculous thing I have ever seen.



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          Mz. Queen wrote Oct 19, 2009
        • Thanks for your input and view points.



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