History Main / Blackface

25th Aug '17 2:20:15 PM BulletproofLlama
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* Parodied on ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' in season 9, when Chris wanted to dress up as Creator/BillCosby for Halloween, using blackface as well as his trademark sweater. His mother tried telling him itís wrong, but Chris just said, ĎWhy, donít I look like him?í His mother agreed that he did, but then said, ĎYou canít just go out on the street in blackface, itís racist! [[HypocriticalHumor Now go put on that Indian head gear I bought you!]]í

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* Parodied on ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' in season 9, when Chris wanted to dress up as Creator/BillCosby for Halloween, using blackface as well as his trademark sweater. His mother Lois tried telling him itís wrong, but Chris just said, ĎWhy, donít I look like him?í His mother Lois agreed that he did, but then said, ĎYou canít just go out on the street in blackface, itís racist! [[HypocriticalHumor Now go put on that Indian head gear I bought you!]]í
20th Jul '17 4:15:42 PM rjd1922
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* Cyborg 008 in ''Manga/Cyborg009'' originally had a blackface-like design, but he was thankfully changed from ''Super Galaxy'' onwards.

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* Cyborg 008 in ''Manga/Cyborg009'' originally had a blackface-like design, design despite being one of the heroes and not a source of comic relief, but he was thankfully changed from ''Super Galaxy'' onwards.
19th Jul '17 2:54:04 PM DavidDelony
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* Music/JoniMitchell appeared in blackface on the cover of her 1977 album ''Don Juan's Reckless Daughter'' as her alter ego, a man named Art Nouveau, who she claimed represented her [[PrettyFlyForAWhiteGuy "black soul]]."

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* Music/JoniMitchell appeared in blackface on the cover of her 1977 album ''Don Juan's Reckless Daughter'' as her alter ego, a man named Art Nouveau, who she claimed represented her [[PrettyFlyForAWhiteGuy "black "[[PrettyFlyForAWhiteGuy black soul]]."
19th Jul '17 2:53:38 PM DavidDelony
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* Music/JoniMitchell appeared in blackface on the cover of her 1977 album ''Don Juan's Reckless Daughter'' as her alter ego, a man named Art Nouveau, who she claimed represented her "black soul."

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* Music/JoniMitchell appeared in blackface on the cover of her 1977 album ''Don Juan's Reckless Daughter'' as her alter ego, a man named Art Nouveau, who she claimed represented her [[PrettyFlyForAWhiteGuy "black soul.soul]]."
18th Jul '17 1:28:06 PM rjd1922
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* Cyborg 008 in ''Manga/Cyborg009'' originally had a blackface-like design, but he was thankfully changed from ''Super Galaxy'' onwards.



* Episode 8 of ''Manga/LoveLab'' has a ''very'' uncomfortable gag featuring the use of blackface, which caused some backlash from Western viewers. In what is truly a bizarre [[ValuesDissonance cultural difference]], it's made clear the girls are actually ''[[ComplimentBackFire trying to compliment black women]]'', even noting how strong and beautiful they are.

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* Episode 8 of ''Manga/LoveLab'' has a ''very'' uncomfortable gag featuring the use of blackface, which caused some backlash from Western viewers. In what is truly a bizarre [[ValuesDissonance cultural difference]], it's made clear the girls are actually ''[[ComplimentBackFire ''[[ComplimentBackfire trying to compliment black women]]'', even noting how strong and beautiful they are.
19th Jun '17 11:27:47 AM REV6Pilot
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* In the arcade version of ''VideoGame/SunsetRiers'', a character caught in fire got a blackface look before he collapsed. The SNES version censors that, with the standard death drop animation instead.

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* In the arcade version of ''VideoGame/SunsetRiers'', ''VideoGame/SunsetRiders'', a character caught in fire got a blackface look before he collapsed. The SNES version censors that, with the standard death drop animation instead.
19th Jun '17 11:27:06 AM REV6Pilot
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* In the arcade version of ''VideoGame/SunsetRiers'', a character caught in fire got a blackface look before he collapsed. The SNES version censors that, with the standard death drop animation instead.
11th Jun '17 3:31:12 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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[[caption-width-right:298:Not an actual black person.]]

Blackface is the tradition of a performer putting on stylized black makeup to appear as a stereotyped character of African descent. The usual version included dark or pitch-black makeup and bulging red or white lips. Blackface was often used in MinstrelShows. The image became associated with negative stereotypical depictions of blacks in the Anglo-Saxon world and became shorthand for anti-black racism. As much as some people would like to forget it, blackface performances were mainstream American entertainment for almost 100 years until racial backlash ultimately capsized it.

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[[caption-width-right:298:Not [[caption-width-right:298:[[CaptainObvious Not an actual black person.]]

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Blackface is the tradition of a performer putting on stylized black makeup to appear as a stereotyped character of African descent. The usual version included dark or pitch-black makeup and bulging red or white lips. Blackface was often used in MinstrelShows. The image became associated with negative stereotypical depictions of blacks black people in the Anglo-Saxon world and became shorthand for anti-black racism. As much as some people would like to forget it, blackface performances were mainstream American entertainment for almost 100 years until racial backlash ultimately capsized it.
10th Jun '17 3:04:05 AM SonofRojBlake2
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* Inverted/subverted in the first episode of ''Toast of London'': an African woman named Kikini Bamalam undergoes plastic surgery performed by rogue plastic surgeon Beezus Fuffoon, and ends up looking like 70s era Generation Game host Bruce Forsyth, all except for one hand which remains black.
27th May '17 2:27:54 PM jm9101983
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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.

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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'', ''1978'', long after the practice was considered unacceptable in most media.
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