History Main / Blackface

11th Jun '16 11:37:00 PM MeAndMyNerdyBat
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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OxlJLz9M8hQ Music video]] for [[{{Music/OFWGKTA}} Tyler The Creator]]'s "Tamale" criticizes censorship hypocrisy by openly showing lots of sexual content while censoring the short blackface minstrel bit appearing near the beginning of the video.
-->DUE TO "GRAPHIC" NATURE OF THIS FILM I WAS FORCED TO BLUR BECAUSE PEOPLE AREN'T READY TO HAVE INTELLIGENT CONVERSATIONS BEFORE THE JUDGE. WELCOME TO AMERICA.
2nd Jun '16 3:34:17 AM jormis29
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* ''Series/{{Archer}}'': Krieger shows the other staff members a flyer for his horrible one-man show, which, according to their comments, includes him using blackface.

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* ''Series/{{Archer}}'': ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'': Krieger shows the other staff members a flyer for his horrible one-man show, which, according to their comments, includes him using blackface.
31st May '16 8:45:54 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* ''Series/{{Archer}}'': Krieger shows the other staff members a flyer for his horrible one-man show, which, according to their comments, includes him using blackface.
31st May '16 12:03:09 AM gallium
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* In Nellie Bly's travel memoir ''Literature/AroundTheWorldInSeventyTwoDays'' she describes some of the male passengers aboard ship putting on a minstrel show, complete with blackface, as their boat sailed down the Red Sea.
9th May '16 4:44:58 PM Jeduthun
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* GrandfatherClause: The British stage and television show ''The Black and White Minstrel Show'' was first broadcast in 1957 but continued to use blackface until ''1987'', long after the practice was considered unacceptable in most media.



* ZerothLawOfTropeExamples: The British stage and television show ''The Black and White Minstrel Show'' continued to use blackface until 1987, long after the practice was considered unacceptable in most media.

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* ZerothLawOfTropeExamples: The British stage eponymous role in ''Theatre/{{Othello}}'' was traditionally played by a white actor in blackface, and television show ''The Black and White Minstrel Show'' continued to use blackface until 1987, this remained the case long after the practice was considered blackface had become unacceptable in most media.media, though it's just as common for theatre companies and film producers to simply hire a black actor for the part.
3rd May '16 11:09:50 AM DanielCase
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* Although Colombian-born Zoe Saldana herself is considered black by American standards, her use of darker makeup and prostheses to play Creator/NinaSimone was part of the many [[TroubledProduction difficulties]] faced by the 2016 biopic ''Nina''. Simone had made her dark skin tone a key part of her identity, and for many other dark-skinned African-American fans of the singer it was such a slap in the face to cast a light-skinned actress in the role and ''then'' make her up to be darker[[note]]when darker-skinned actresses were available who could have played the part without makeup ... indeed, Creator/MaryJBlige was originally cast[[/note]] that not only were several online petitions started calling for production to stop, Simone's family asked Saldana to never again quote the singer after she did so in a tweet to defend herself.
2nd May '16 7:29:10 AM Chilliwack
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* DudeNotFunny: Any attempt to use these stereotypes today will rightly evoke this response.

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* DudeNotFunny: Any attempt to use these stereotypes today will rightly evoke this response.response, except occasionally in the kind of humor that CrossesTheLineTwice.
2nd May '16 7:26:46 AM Chilliwack
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[[caption-width-right:298:Not an actual black person.]]

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[[caption-width-right:298:Not [[caption-width-right:298:[[CaptainObvious Not an actual black person.]]
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27th Apr '16 12:45:02 PM gurkle2
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* ZerothLawOfTropeExamples: The eponymous role in ''Theatre/{{Othello}}'' was traditionally played by a white actor in blackface, and this remained the case long after blackface had become unacceptable in most media, though it's just as common for theatre companies and film producers to simply hire a black actor for the part.

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* ZerothLawOfTropeExamples: The eponymous role in ''Theatre/{{Othello}}'' was traditionally played by a white actor in blackface, British stage and this remained the case television show ''The Black and White Minstrel Show'' continued to use blackface until 1987, long after blackface had become the practice was considered unacceptable in most media, though it's just as common for theatre companies and film producers to simply hire a black actor for the part.media.



* Many opera roles, such as Otello in Verdi's opera, and Monostatos in ''Theatre/TheMagicFlute'' have been portrayed in blackface. There is still a shortage of black opera singers, but white singers playing these roles no longer black up.
* Similarily, the title character in Shakespeare's ''Theatre/{{Othello}}'' was traditionally played by a white actor in makeup, though the original King's Men might not have used it. It wasn't until 1943 that a black actor played the role in a major stage production of the play, but the success of that production didn't stop the common practice of using blackface to last well through the 60s.

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* Many opera roles, such as Otello Roles like the title part in Verdi's opera, ''Theatre/{{Othello}}'' and Monostatos in ''Theatre/TheMagicFlute'' have been portrayed in blackface. There is still a shortage of were written for white actors using makeup, and some portrayals veered toward blackface caricature. Today they are usually done without the makeup (or with black opera singers, but white singers playing these roles no longer black up.
performers) to avoid accusations of blackface.
* Similarily, the title character in Shakespeare's ''Theatre/{{Othello}}'' Shakespeare's was traditionally played by a white actor in makeup, though the original King's Men might not have used it. It wasn't until 1943 that a black actor played the role in a major stage production of the play, but the success of that production didn't stop the common practice of using blackface to last well through the 60s.
20th Apr '16 12:58:27 AM JackG
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* In ''The Spoilers'' (1942), Creator/JohnWayne's character blackens his face when called on to do something illegal. He hides from the ensuing posse in the room of a SassyBlackWoman who's delighted (they're in Nome, Alaska so she hasn't found any black men). The Duke plays along as a joke, but the illusion is destroyed when he takes his hat off to reveal a still-white forehead.
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