Ugh: White Model Dons Tribal-Style Face Paint for Vogue Italia Shoot

White model. Facepaint. African animals. Shot by Steven Meisel and starring Dutch model Saskia de Brauw, a fashion story titled "Abracadabra" in the March 2014 issue of Vogue Italia feels sadly familiar and offensive. » 3/10/14 11:20am 3/10/14 11:20am

Italian MP Wore Blackface in Parliament to Make Terrible, Racist Point

At a recent meeting of Italian Parliament, representative of Lega Nord (the Northern League) Gianluca Buonanno argued against basic benefits for immigrants (swell) by putting on blackface during the proceedings (sweller). "To get money, perhaps we all need to make ourselves darker," he announced to the Chamber of… » 1/17/14 12:50pm 1/17/14 12:50pm

Halloween Store Staff Will Talk You Out of Your Racist Costume Idea

Ricky's, a popular Halloween (and other stuff) chain based out of New York, is offering a unique service for all those idiots out there who think that Halloween is the perfect time for blackface. (There is only one perfect time for blackface and that time is Never O'Clock.) » 10/31/13 12:10pm 10/31/13 12:10pm

Cool Prank Audition Convinces Women to Wear Blackface, Salute Hitler

About 30 aspiring actresses who responded to a casting call got the shit fooled out of them when it turned out that they were auditioning for a part that didn't actually exist. But wait! It gets fool-ier: during the fake audition, the women were asked to do unladylike things like wear blackface, impersonate Adolph… » 6/19/13 6:05pm 6/19/13 6:05pm

The Truth About Using a White Girl in the 'African Queen' Fashion Shoot

Numéro magazine has issued an apology of sorts for the African Queen editorial in the March 2013 issue, in which Ondria Hardin, a 16-year-old, blond-haired, blue-eyed model, was shot with her skin darkened. But the magazine's message — and a message from the photographer himself — only further complicate the issue. » 3/01/13 4:10pm 3/01/13 4:10pm

Cosmetics Brand Pulls, Then Reinstates, Weird Blackface Ad

After Illamasqua posted this clearly blackface-inspired holiday makeup ad to the company's Australian Facebook page it promptly attracted dozens upon dozens of critical comments. After we blogged about the image, the U.K.-based company first took the Facebook post down. Then it put it back up. Because why not! It's… » 11/27/12 5:00pm 11/27/12 5:00pm

'Barack Light Brown Sofa' Now Available on Overstock.com

I don't. I can't. What? It's a light brown sofa for sale on Overstock.com named after the President of the United States of America. Great, so now fucking furniture is doing blackface? I love that we can't avoid this garbage even when we're shopping for hideous cheap furnishings. I JUST WANT TO PURCHASE A GODDAMNED… » 11/27/12 11:40am 11/27/12 11:40am

If You're Confused About Whether or Not to Wear Blackface, Just Err on…

Well, you know what they say: it wouldn’t be Halloween without a dumb-college-kids-in-blackface controversy!!! (Actually, it would. It would still be the same Halloween in every way, except with less cringing and more pride in the nation’s youth.) A photo taken at a Halloween party this week shows white University of… » 10/30/12 7:46pm 10/30/12 7:46pm

Idiot Students in Blackface Reenact Chris Brown Beating Rihanna at…

On Friday, three white students, dressed in blackface, parodied a violent scene meant to depict Chris Brown beating Rihanna at a high school homecoming pep rally. Although faculty members, parents, and community leaders were among those in the audience of the Waverly High School event in Waverly, NY, nobody stopped the … » 10/16/12 10:30am 10/16/12 10:30am

Blackface Happened on MTV

Yes, we know that the big-muscled/big-titted cast of The Real World/Road Rules Challenge isn't populated with the most socially conscious—or even particularly intelligent—people. They're basically a bunch of moderately attractive horny drunk people who agree to spend their 20s, 30s, and even their 40s making a living… » 3/08/12 12:00pm 3/08/12 12:00pm