Blackface happens again in Australia: When will people realise it is not okay?
February 23, 2016 - Uncategorized
No matter how much Australians have decried the use of blackface in the years gone by, somehow the practice manages to rear its ugly head on occasion.
Australian basketball player Elizabeth Cambage unleashed a wrath of fury when she posted a photo on Twitter Sunday of her Opals teammate, Alice Kunek, wearing blackface makeup as part of end-of-season celebrations for club team, the Melbourne Boomers
Kunek was apparently trying to imitate rapper Kanye West, which Cambage was totally not cool with. Cambage wrote on Twitter she was “shocked and disturbed” by the behaviour of her teammate, adding that “blackface is disgusting.” Read more…