#ICYMI: The first rule of blackface – just don’t do it… EVER!
Controversies surrounding the use of blackface and blacking up continue to stalk celebrities and politicians. Dressing up as blackface in your distant past, or even talking about it on live TV today can have dire circumstances.
It is increasingly clear that the rules of blackface are confusing some people, leaving many at the mercy of the angry mob online and off. The virtual pitch-forkers especially offer no mercy and no clemency.
So ICYMI nervously and reluctantly delves into the issue to explain all you need to know about blackface – including rule number one… DON’T DO IT.