Wednesday, October 14, 2009
What is it with this resurgence of blackface recently? I'm calling it what it is: racist & disgusting.... Ok I'll play devil's advocate for a second, maybe they didn't mean it to be racist but the history of blackface speaks for itself.... They made black people look like simpletons....The Dutch model posing in these pictures is Lara Stone....The photoshoot is for Vogue Paris.... I thought everyone knew how this is, you know, kind of wrong, and racist... Also, just let me mention how the model has white skin, but they made her up with blackface, and then in a later picture they literally paint her legs white...I'm really just a bit confused.... I wonder how the model felt about doing this...Why not hire a actual attractive Black model (there's plenty to pick from!!).