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Cast Your Vote:

    • A) Wrong, racist and offensive -- Votes: 10
    • B) What's the big deal? -- Votes: 35
    • C) Something in between A & B -- Votes: 17
    • D) I have no opinion -- Votes: 1
Blackface Dovahkiin 1 child; 1 angel baby; Kentucky 16776 posts
Apr 21st '13

Somehow, in 2013, yet another magazine has decided it would be a good idea to put a Caucasian model in literal blackface for a fashion editorial. This time, the culprit is Vogue Netherlands. (In the recent past, Num

⚓Misty⚓ 4 kids; Keenesburg, Colorado 7276 posts
Apr 21st '13

I don't think its racist but if they want their models to look more tribal why don't they just use some african american models??

user banned 2 kids; Hamilton, Ontario 19220 posts
Apr 21st '13

i dont see the big deal.



Now if it was the traditional black face bullshit like this shit



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It would be offensive for many historical reasons.

MomNextDoor 2 kids; Grapevine, Texas 8351 posts
Apr 21st '13

I think when black-face is used like this, it bothers me. However, if a white person wants to go as Barack Obama for Halloween and covers themselves in bronzer, I don't think it's a big deal. Unless you're using "black-face" like it used to be used (which... it seems that way in this article) I don't think it's racist.

What's wrong, flat face? TTC since Jul 2012; 1 child; 3 angel babies; Texas 13678 posts
Apr 21st '13

I don't see the issue here.

Dovahkiin 1 child; 1 angel baby; Kentucky 16776 posts
Apr 21st '13

For those who may not know what blackface is... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blackface

user banned California 8675 posts
Apr 21st '13

Who gives a f**k people should find something else to b***h about.

user banned California 8675 posts
Apr 21st '13

double post

Dovahkiin 1 child; 1 angel baby; Kentucky 16776 posts
Apr 21st '13

For those who may not know what blackface is... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blackface

orchidlovingmama 2 kids; Santa Rosa, California 1771 posts
Apr 21st '13

Well im option c because on one hand it could be looked at as art and on the other it can be looked at as disrespect due to the history of blackface. You should ask for a poll from black people and see how they feel, that's what matters I think.

[JadeLee] 1 child; Minnesota 12190 posts
Apr 21st '13
Quoting M walls:" I don't think its racist but if they want their models to look more tribal why don't they just use some african american models??"

This was my thought.

MomNextDoor 2 kids; Grapevine, Texas 8351 posts
Apr 21st '13
Quoting Supafly★:" That doesn't look like traditional blackface, though. It looks like the designer wanted to have the model make a statement that has nothing to do with race. "


It's pretty damn close... only her face is black and she's wearing an afro wig......

Derp Due January 10; 1 child; Camp Lejeune, NC, United States 11613 posts
Apr 21st '13

I wish I could say "ain't no one got time for that" when it comes to worrying about something so asinine. Who the f**k cares.



There are bigger issues in life than a model slathered in face paint.

Derp Due January 10; 1 child; Camp Lejeune, NC, United States 11613 posts
Apr 21st '13
Quoting Supafly★:" I don't think that was their intention. They should be thinking how it would be perceived internationally but apparently they didn't."

That's what I took from this. They just weren't thinking... And quite honestly, they shouldn't have to worry about it to begin with. People get way too offended way too easily these days. No one should have to police themselves 24/7 for fear of offending someone else and subsequently losing their job as a result (unless you're in public affairs or something and that's a given). This is fashion... It's an industry built on hit or miss looks. Obviously this was a miss but no one should pay for it.

Karlee's Momma♥ TTC since Mar 2014; 1 child; 2 angel babies; Ohio 465 posts
Apr 21st '13
Quoting Dovahkiin:" For those who may not know what blackface is... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blackface"


Never knew what blackface meant so thanks for sharing this! I always thought it just meant someone just painting their face black just to be funny like for holloween ect. now I know the true meaning & thats awful!