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(Gawker)   Note to celebrities: blackface is not funny, it never has been funny, it never will be funny. What the fark is wrong with you idiots?   (gawker.com) divider line 220
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2013-10-28 03:55:35 PM
SirEattonHogg:


Lol.  I thought Tracy Morgan was Asian in that pic... like SE Asian.

Is that code for "Tiger Woods black"?
 
2013-10-28 04:00:04 PM
Valiente:  Is that code for "Tiger Woods black"?


Cablinasian, puhleease!
 
2013-10-28 04:01:37 PM
I'm sure it was funny back in the day before it was politically incorrect.  "Offensive" and "funny" are separated by a thin and ever-shifting line.
 
2013-10-28 04:21:30 PM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: silverjets: Mugato: doubled99: I guess "White Girls" is the most offensive movie ever then.

White people don't have a history of extremely racist cartoons about them being depicted as animals or Amos n Andy or the aforementioned minstrel shows. Hence the difference.

Err....wrong.

Racism is racism.  Doesn't matter if there is a history there or not.   White Girls was racist.

White Girls was not racist. There is a double standard when it comes to labeling things as racist, but that's because so many things are labelled as racist against blacks that shouldn't be. The solution shouldn't be to then label a bunch of shiat aimed at white people as racist.


So if it had been two white male actors and the movie was called Black Girls or Asian Girls or Indian Girls or Arab Girls or Latinas you would still maintain that it's not racist?
 
2013-10-28 04:34:08 PM
I'd say it depends on the situation as to whether or not it's offensive, and what's offensive to me isn't necessarily going to be offensive to someone else (and vice versa). I'd find the blackface in that particular article offensive as well as the chained "slaves" featured in that same article. The Julianne Hough thing, not so much. Fred Armisen playing Barack Obama on SNL? Yes, but only because it was a crappy impression. (I've seen Jon Stewart do better.)

When it's all said and done, though, I think we'll survive the stupidity of other people so long as it's harmless and they're not forcing others to endure it in their workplace or anything.
 
2013-10-28 04:59:34 PM
After reading this thread, I'm completely offended and angry.  Goddammit!  When is the white man finally going to get a BREAK in this country?  It's so unfair!
 
2013-10-28 05:09:11 PM
sorry, y'all

i'm with the racists on this one
 
2013-10-28 05:44:23 PM
I wouldn't say "never has been funny", personally it just embarrasses me and to me it's offensive and idiotically inconsiderate.  In the past there were a few Black comedians who played to Black audiences and I guess they were funny because they sold a lot of Vaudeville theater tickets and made a lot of money but that was when my grandparents were children so I have no idea.

I didn't see the Spike Lee movie Bamboozled, did anyone consider it funny?
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2013-10-28 05:49:31 PM
silverjets: So if it had been two white male actors and the movie was called Black Girls or Asian Girls or Indian Girls or Arab Girls or Latinas you would still maintain that it's not racist?


I dunno.  Done correctly, it's pretty damn funny.

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2013-10-28 05:58:14 PM

DerAppie: ThrobblefootSpectre: skinink: "1) European

They have no cultural baggage and aren't operating under the same set of rules as USAmericans re: race relations."
Europe has it's own race issues, though unique in its own way. Haven't there been stories about black soccer players having bananas thrown at them by the fans, other players giving Fascist salutes to the fans, and Roma people being harasses and discriminated against? Plus antisemitism issues here and there? I like Europe but I wouldn't pretend that it's a perfect multicultural continent.

You mean besides running the atlantic slave trade? The u.s. was a smalltime cutomer. Europe was the dealer.

Then the Africans and Arabs were running the slave trade and the Europeans were just the middle men. Most slaves sold by the Dutch were bought from African and Arabian slavers. If you are looking for people to blame you can always go one further. Besides, slavery was 150 years ago. Anyone who is still making excuses for it or basing excuses on it should just get over it.


I agree with you. I was just debunking the wildly false notion that only the U.S. has slavery baggage, and Europe (or anyone else) has none. The U.S. represented about 5% of the atlantic slave trade business conducted by Europe.

Me, I happen to be primarily Irish and Native American heritage. I am not retroactively butthurt by proxy. I resent neither what happened in Ireland 2 centuries ago at the hands of the British, nor what happened in the U.S. two centuries ago at the hands of the U.S. government. It is all part of the interesting, if rather sad and tragic, history of the human race. But I have never in my life felt personally aggrieved. I think Irish jokes are funny, and have several favorites of my own, that poke fun at my heritage. "So two drunk Paddies are having an argument in O'Malley's bar. The first one says....'
 
2013-10-28 06:27:43 PM

Tyrone Slothrop: It depends on how it's done, Dave.
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Don't forget that Papa Lazarou used whiteface, too:

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2013-10-28 06:56:44 PM

silverjets: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: silverjets: Mugato: doubled99: I guess "White Girls" is the most offensive movie ever then.

White people don't have a history of extremely racist cartoons about them being depicted as animals or Amos n Andy or the aforementioned minstrel shows. Hence the difference.

Err....wrong.

Racism is racism.  Doesn't matter if there is a history there or not.   White Girls was racist.

White Girls was not racist. There is a double standard when it comes to labeling things as racist, but that's because so many things are labelled as racist against blacks that shouldn't be. The solution shouldn't be to then label a bunch of shiat aimed at white people as racist.

So if it had been two white male actors and the movie was called Black Girls or Asian Girls or Indian Girls or Arab Girls or Latinas you would still maintain that it's not racist?


Yeah that's correct. I have this crazy definition of racism where it means to treat a person negatively solely based on their skin color.
 
2013-10-28 07:54:41 PM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: silverjets: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: silverjets: Mugato: doubled99: I guess "White Girls" is the most offensive movie ever then.

White people don't have a history of extremely racist cartoons about them being depicted as animals or Amos n Andy or the aforementioned minstrel shows. Hence the difference.

Err....wrong.

Racism is racism.  Doesn't matter if there is a history there or not.   White Girls was racist.

White Girls was not racist. There is a double standard when it comes to labeling things as racist, but that's because so many things are labelled as racist against blacks that shouldn't be. The solution shouldn't be to then label a bunch of shiat aimed at white people as racist.

So if it had been two white male actors and the movie was called Black Girls or Asian Girls or Indian Girls or Arab Girls or Latinas you would still maintain that it's not racist?

Yeah that's correct. I have this crazy definition of racism where it means to treat a person negatively solely based on their skin color.


Today I learned that ridiculing somebody by painting yourself up to look like a caricature of them and portraying them in a negative manner isn't treating them negatively.
 
2013-10-28 08:06:36 PM
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LOOK GUYS, I'M LEECH AL JOLSON!!!!
 
2013-10-28 10:58:05 PM
How come you whities gotta tight ass?

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LOOK GUYS, I'M LEECH AL JOLSON!!!!


That guy...was an entertainer.
 
2013-10-29 03:06:45 AM
Can we also include a ban on clowns?

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I just don't like clowns.
 
2013-10-29 03:58:18 AM
Blackface can be funny with the right joke. There's nothing wrong trying to copy somebody's skin color for the sake of comedy.
 
2013-10-29 06:40:58 AM
And if a black man paints his face white to spoof white culture?
 
2013-10-29 08:19:47 AM

Cloudchaser Sakonige the Red Wolf: And if a black man paints his face white to spoof white culture?


Never happened before
 
2013-10-29 08:55:13 AM
I like being vicariously offended for other people.
 
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