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Jul 16, 2022 4:33 PM CDT
Soprano Says She'll Boycott Theater Over Blackface
Producers in Italy say Angel Blue knew about the staging before signing up
- Angel Blue says she won't perform in an opera in Italy this month because blackface was used in the staging of a different work this summer on the same stage. The US soprano posted a note on her angeljoyblue Instagram page saying she will be bowing out of
Flak for Going
Feb 7, 2022 11:28 AM CST
Governor's Campaign Takes Flak for Going After Teen
Tweet by Virginia's 'Team Youngkin' called out 17-year-old critic by name and photo
- Virginia's new Republican governor is taking some heat because his campaign called out a teenage critic by name and photo. The tweet was not put up by Gov. Glenn Youngkin but by his "Team Youngkin" staff, and it has since been deleted, reports the
. The controversy...
'Black Pete' at Holiday Event
Nov 13, 2021 9:15 AM CST
Protesters Confront 'Black Pete' at Holiday Event
Demonstrations have gone on for a decade against controversial Dutch sidekick to Santa
- About 100 anti-racism protesters chanted "Kick out Black Pete!" on Saturday at an event where children could meet the Dutch version of Santa Claus and his controversial sidekick. The "Black Pete" character, often played by adults wearing blackface makeup, has sparked a decade of demonstrations and counterdemonstrations...
Virginia Politician Apologizes
Over Blackface Costume
Nov 1, 2021 8:33 AM CDT
Virginia Politician Apologizes Over Blackface Costume
Warsaw council member Faron Hamblin says his Eddie Murphy costume was a tribute, not an insult
- Halloween has come and gone, but not without another entry in the annals of I'm-sorry-about-my-blackface costume. In this case, the controversy centers around a local Virginia politician. Faron Hamblin, a white member of the town council in Warsaw, posted an image of himself on Facebook dressed as Randy Watson,...
Chinese New Year Gala
Features Blackface Performers
Feb 12, 2021 5:10 AM CST
Chinese New Year Gala Features Blackface Performers
Black group calls broadcast 'extremely disappointing'
- Chinese state TV included dancers in blackface portraying Africans during a national broadcast as Asia welcomed the lunar Year of the Ox with subdued festivities Friday amid travel curbs to contain renewed coronavirus outbreaks. The "African Song and Dance" performance Thursday came at start of the Spring Festival Gala,...
Blackface or Just Mud? Hulu
Jun 29, 2020 3:21 AM CDT
Blackface or Just Mud? Hulu Pulls
To the dismay of many
- Some say Hulu has gone too far after the streaming service pulled an episode of the
due to a potential blackface controversy. The episode features Betty White's Rose and Rue McClanahan's Blanche wearing mud masks on their faces when they meet a black family for the...
Jun 24, 2020 2:15 AM CDT
Jimmy Kimmel Slammed for 'Non-Apology' Over Blackface
Late night host is being criticized by some for his statement
- Jimmy Kimmel is joining the long list of entertainers apologizing for past use of blackface—although he may have simply added more fuel to the fire with what some are calling a "non-apology." The late night host impersonated celebrities including Karl Malone and Oprah Winfrey in a series...
Tina Fey Yanks
Jun 23, 2020 12:50 PM CDT
Tina Fey Yanks Blackface Episodes of
They have an 'ugliness' and are 'best taken out of circulation,' she writes
- Four episodes of
are about to become very hard to find. The episodes featuring actors in blackface are being scrubbed from TV, streaming services, and purchase platforms, at the request of NBCUniversal executive producers Tina Fey and Robert Carlock. "As we strive to do the work and...
Has to Say About
Jun 16, 2020 3:11 AM CDT
Here's What Howard Stern Has to Say About Blackface Sketch
Radio host lampooned Ted Danson in 1993
- The latest blackface sketch to resurface on social media: Howard Stern's 1993 skit in which he dons blackface in order to mock Ted Danson, who had earlier that year donned blackface at Whoopi Goldberg's Friar's Club Roast. As
explains, Danson and Goldberg were dating at...
Jerry Falwell Jr. Just
Issued a 'Rare Apology'
Jun 9, 2020 8:12 AM CDT
Jerry Falwell Jr. Just Issued a 'Rare Apology'
Liberty University president says sorry for mask 'joke' using blackface photo linked to Va. governor
- Jerry Falwell Jr.'s attempt to make a face mask joke at the expense of his state's governor has backfired—and now it's even prompted what the
New York Times
calls a "rare apology" and deleted tweet from the Liberty University president. It all started when...
of White Guys
Jun 2, 2020 9:30 AM CDT
Fallon Talks 'Biggest Crime' of White Guys
'Tonight Show' host vows to end the silence on racism
- Jimmy Fallon promised a "different kind of show" in returning to the
after a weeklong hiatus on Monday—and he delivered. Days after tweeting an apology for a 2000
Saturday Night Live
sketch in which he impersonated Chris Rock in blackface, Fallon opened with a somber monologue...
for Jimmy Fallon
May 27, 2020 12:25 AM CDT
Sketch Causing Problems for Jimmy Fallon
In it, he dons blackface
- A 2000
Saturday Night Live
sketch has come back to haunt Jimmy Fallon. Fallon, now the host of the
, was at the time an
cast member doing an impression of Chris Rock—in blackface. (Rock left the show in 1993.) The skit was resurfaced on Twitter...
Teacher's Halloween Get-Up
Gets Him Put on Leave
Nov 6, 2019 9:45 AM CST
Teacher's Halloween Get-Up Gets Him Put on Leave
Unidentified instructor raps while in blackface in class at California high school
- A California high school teacher is on administrative leave following the "inappropriate, unprofessional, and insensitive" decision to wear blackface for Halloween. A student posted a video to Twitter on Friday showing the Milpitas High School teacher in blackface at the front of a classroom while dressed as rapper Common,...
Justin Trudeau's Racism
Scandal Just Got Worse
Sep 19, 2019 10:00 AM CDT
Justin Trudeau's Racism Scandal Just Got Worse
Video emerges of a 3rd instance of the Canadian prime minister darkening his skin
- Justin Trudeau's trouble is only getting worse. Canada's Global News is out with video showing the prime minister in blackface—the third example to emerge in the last day of Trudeau darkening his skin as part of a costume. Trudeau apologized Wednesday when the first two old images...
Trudeau 'Really Sorry'
About Old Party Photo
Sep 19, 2019 6:44 AM CDT
Trudeau 'Really Sorry' About Old Party Photo
Picture emerges of Canada's prime minister in brownface
- Nearly 20 years ago, Justin Trudeau wore brownface at a party—and now it's back to haunt him. In the midst of a reelection campaign, Canada's prime minister responded to a photo in
of him wearing brownface at a 2001 party. Trudeau said he wore the costume...
Alabama Gov.: 'Heavens
No, I'm Not Going to Resign'
Sep 4, 2019 5:09 AM CDT
Alabama Gov.: 'Heavens No, I'm Not Going to Resign'
She apologizes for 1967 blackface skit
- Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey said Tuesday that she should not have worn blackface in a college skit decades ago, but she does not plan to resign over something that happened so long in the past. In her first public appearance since issuing a public apology last week, Ivey reiterated that...
Me a Role
Aug 12, 2019 12:55 PM CDT
Sarah Silverman: Old Blackface Sketch Cost Me a Role
She says she was recently fired from a film over the 2007 incident
- Sarah Silverman donned blackface years ago for a sketch on her old show ( a move she no longer stands by ), and the comedian revealed on a recent episode of the Bill Simmons Podcast that she was recently fired from a film over the 2007 incident. "At 11pm...
The Probe Into Northam's
Yearbook Photo Is Complete
May 22, 2019 11:53 AM CDT
The Probe Into Northam's Yearbook Photo Is Complete
Investigators still unsure if Virginia governor is pictured
- An investigation ordered up by a Virginia medical school failed to determine whether Gov. Ralph Northam is in a 1984 yearbook photo of a man in blackface next to someone in a Ku Klux Klan hood. Investigators with a law firm hired by Eastern Virginia Medical School said Wednesday they...
34% of Americans
OK With Blackface
in One Situation
Feb 11, 2019 4:32 PM CST
34% of Americans OK With Blackface in One Situation
When it comes to Halloween costumes, about a third say it can be acceptable: survey
- As Virginia finds itself embroiled in not one but two blackface scandals regarding its politicians, a new Pew Research Center survey finds that more than a third of Americans have little or no problem with blackface when it comes to costumes. Pew notes that the survey was completed "almost...
Needs My 'Moral Compass'
Feb 10, 2019 10:17 AM CST
Northam: Virginia Needs My 'Moral Compass'
'I'm not going anywhere,' embattled governor says
- Ralph Northam says he "doesn't live in a vacuum," and he's aware of calls for his resignation and he's "thought about resigning." But he tells
CBS This Morning
that "Virginia also needs someone who is strong, who has empathy, who has courage,...
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