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Turd Fergusen

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Blackface scandal silences Jimmy Kimmell and Jimmy Fallon as hosts and celebs including Billy Crystal, Judy Garland, Ted Danson and Joy Behar have participated in the racist practice
  • Racist practice of blackface is again in the news after a photo of Governor Ralph Northam of Virginia and a friend in a KKK robe and minstrelsy makeup emerged
  • Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmell made no mention of the scandal on their late night shows, with both men having done blackface in the past
  • Fallon did blackface to portray Chris Rock on Saturday Night Live, while Billy Crystal did the same on the show to play Sammy Davis Jr
  • Judy Garland (Everybody Sing), Gene Wilder (Silver Streak), Elizabeth Taylor (Il giovane Toscanini) and Robert Downey Jr (Tropic Thunder) did blackface on film
  • Joni Mitchell showed up in blackface on the cover of her 1977 alum Don Juan's Reckless Daughter, while Ted Danson dressed as a black minstrelsy in 1993
  • NAACP CEO Derrick Johnson said in a statement: 'Black face in any manner is always racist and never okay'
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BuffettGirl

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All of this hysterical, histrionic, rabid punishing of people for what they did 35 years ago when societal standards were different is only going to backfire. I've been saying this since they were trying to bum rush Senator Packwood out of office almost 30 years ago. It won't work in the long run, it will always backfire and to a degree, given what is erupting in Virginia, it looks like it is.

We all need to take a deep breath, think for a moment and then react. :banghead:
 
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Satanica

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I think many people who did buy into their racist domestication programming did finally break out of that. We can't blame them for what they were erroneously taught growing up. What should be important is do their actions show they've changed their views NOW. If someone has changed then it's wrong to punish them for their past beliefs.
 

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lithiumgirl

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I think many people who did buy into their racist domestication programming did finally break out of that. We can't blame them for what they were erroneously taught growing up. What should be important is do their actions show they've changed their views NOW. If someone has changed then it's wrong to punish them for their past beliefs.
Okay but .... I found one of these in a thrift shop and its still one of my favourite ornaments, and I didn't pick it up because I'm racist or because its worth about $30.00 and I got it for $1.25, i got it because its charming. American Blackface clowning is simply part of Entertainments history and if you look at it right there is a beauty to it.


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lithiumgirl

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The "Blackface" clown like in Lithiumgirl's post is not smudging his face for blacface, it's to simulate a beard because he hasn't shaved because he's a hobo, bum, homeless, whatever you want to call it, not because he's pretending to be black. There's a difference.
Its called blackface clowning for a reason and its simply part of history and entertainment, and I think only people with an agenda would fail to see that their is a beauty in it ... when i hang it on my tree each year I don't feel any hostility toward black people, and I don't hang it because because I'm a racist .... its simply Nostalgia.
 

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cubby

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After the American Civil War, about 1865, the tramp or hobo clown developed, inspired by the homeless and migratory workers of that time who roamed America on the trains.

WC Fields was a tramp clown, but he changed his image for motion pictures, dropping the tramp look.

Emmett Kelly was the best known tramp clown with his character "Weary Willie."
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What you have is a Tramp clown, not blackface clown, diferent type of clowns.

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blackface clown, which is not what you have.
 

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lithiumgirl

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@cubby ... I know what I own and i stand by my remarks that I purchased it because its charming and nostalgic and not because I'm a racist.
 

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Kiss_My_Axe

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All the people on that list are hypocrites anyway and no one should give up a single second of their time listening to, or caring about, anything they say. We all know that the elitist assholes don’t hold themselves to the same standards as they hold everyone else. I do think people can change and we should move on from the past. We should judge people based on what they’ve done more recently.

I for one find it disturbing that Ralph Northam is a pediatric neurologist and thinks it’s ok to abort babies up to 40 weeks and even after birth. I found myself filled with rage and disgust when listening to his recent interview in which he described how they’d resuscitate a child during birth if needed and then allow the mother to choose whether or not the child lives afterwards. Planned Parenthood, started by Margaret Sanger, a known racist and eugenicist that wanted to exterminate black people, as well as the disabled, donated money to his campaign. I sure as hell wouldn’t let him near my kids. I don’t think he should be anywhere near children. I don’t think he should hold any office of government. The majority of these narcissistic and greedy people in government, are closet racists or far worse and are not to be trusted. I don’t care which side of politics they claim to be on.
 

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Jimmy Kimmels impersonation of Karl Malone is one of the greatest things in comedic history. Anyone who disagrees is a fucking idiot. This is not up for debate and is not a matter of personal taste or opinion.

Also, that doesn't qualify as black face. Applying makeup as part of a full costume in order to portray a specific individual for the purpose of comedy/satire, especially when it's being done in a tasteful and in no way insulting manner, is in no way the same as the traditional offensive facial makeup known as "blackface".
 

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