Sebastian Kim responds to racist Numéro editorial "African Queen"
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Maybe I got the meaning of blackface wrong otherwise this is what I get as the description which isnt what I see in the ed. or starters blackace was used in a more comical way to mock black people, in the ed,the model looks nothing like someone in a Minstrel show. Blackface was used to portray black people as dark skinned with huge pink lips almost identical to a monkey, there's nothing like that in the ed. Am all for a world where Liya can be cast as a Geisha and Gemma Ward can be cast as a girl in an African town without everyone getting sensitive. I wish people would actually get more sensitive about the truly racist instances int he Industry,then we would have more black models in ads, eds and shows. If the ed featured a Caucasian model with her African subjects then I would be offended. Otherwise am black and don't find anything racist or offensive about this.
BTW here is the definition of blackface
is a form of
, and later
, in which performers create a
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^ That's one terribly backwards argument against blackface.
"Whiteface" [wtf]? check. Are you suggesting that such thing actually exists? FYI, there is no such thing as discriminating against the privileged. Next thing I know, you'll be shouting "reverse racism" at us or similar nonsense.
"I'm black and I don't look like that"? check. Quite the weak and ignorant statement right there. Do all WOC look the same? I think not.
"Black people have been in European-inspired eds"? check.
From time to time, lots of people have expressed concern and/or outrage for seeing POC being depicted as mere accessories/human background for the white ladies in fashion settings because LBR, the only case a POC is included in those "Euro-influenced" editorials that you speak of, is as such.
This was no effing tan, no matter how you spin it.. And anyway, why should a white person have a "more north-
nomadic look" in the first place? You yourself phrased it poorly here.
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