The White Devil is alive and kicking, and today he has taken the form of a dimwitted Hungarian woman who thought it prudent to plaster herself in seven different kinds of blackface.
Here, listen to Boglarka Balogh describe her somewhat honorable attempt to raise awareness about vulnerable tribes in Africa with perhaps the least honorable project in the history of stupid stupid racist bullshit helpfully titled, “I Morphed Myself Into Tribal Women To Raise Awareness Of Their Secluded Cultures”:
These stunning portraits show how beauty varies across the globe and prove that all of us are beautiful in a different way. They’re celebrating stunning tribal beauties at the brink of extinction.
Great. Lovely. Truly, what a solid idea. With the help of a graphic designer, Balogh’s dreams came true.
Powerful, isn’t it? You can practically feel the ignorance washing over you like those firehoses they turned on black protesters back in the good old days.
If Marcus Garvey had an Instagram page, I imagine he would have posted this image with the hashtag #inspirational and maybe a #yaaaaassswerkbitch for good measure.
What’s that I hear? The sound of Nelson Mandela conceding, “No, Boglarka it is you who has helped move the people of Africa forward. I’ll get to work on changing all those statues right now.”
Rosa Parks: Wanna hear a “yo mama” joke?
Harriet Tubman: Sure.
Rosa Parks: Your mama is so racist...
Harriet Tubman: How racist is she?
Rosa Parks: She’s Boglarka Balogh.
Harriet Tubman: Haha!
Rosa Parks: Wanna hear another joke that’s related to the first one?
Harriet Tubman: Sure.
Rosa Parks: Ok, it’s not really a joke though, just a one-liner.
Harriet Tubam: That’s fine.
Rosa Parks: Yo mama’s skull is thicker than a bowl of oatmeal.
The people on Boglarka Balogh’s Facebook page seem to be huge fans of her elaborate blackface.
But the most important thing here is that Boglarka is proud of herself. And boy is she ever!
Hungary seems like a cool place.
Excuse me while I attempt to find a cliff that drops off into the nothingness of all eternity.
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Images via Broke Panda/Boglarka Balogh/Csaba Szabo