Fire the Art Director

illamasqua

As you could imagine just by seeing this ad, this one didn't go over so well and has already been yanked. Illamasqua, an amazing line of cosmetics, thought this was a catchy way to advertise their holiday line. Uh, not so much. Minstrel realness is so 1830s. Get with it, Illamasqua! ... See the Rest

Will.i.am doesn’t get it

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Oh those wacky german fans

Lady Gaga poses with some little monsters at a club called Laboratory in Berlin. Not sure if that's actual blackface they're going for, or maybe more of a poopy brownface (you know Germans). I guess the lesson is that you can pick your friends and you can pick your nose, but you can't pick your fans. Anyway, I'm more interested in the orange ... See the Rest

So not the hot look of the day

Three times makes it a trend! It's official: blackface is back! First there was Roger Sterling as Al Jolson on Mad Men, then it was the Harry Connick Jr. vs the Jackson 5 impersonators on Australian TV, and now French Vogue has come out with an eight page spread featuring model Lara Stone in blackface. Next big thing? Dumpster baby chic. And granny ... See the Rest

Blackface Face-off

Wowlebrity Tom Campbell wonders "Who did it better?" As in, who was more mortifyingly inappropriate in blackface: Suzanne Sugarbaker as Diana Ross or Roger Sterling as Al Jolson? Ah, but it's all in good fun, right? Not like this jag-off. Now THAT's an assault on decency and good taste! ... See the Rest

AM I A BAD PERSON?

...Because I found this hellishly entertaining.  Who in the production crew piped up saying; "I love the act, but surely it would be more authentic in unbelievably racist black face makeup, oh and don't even bother with the trumpet... you know you can just make the same noise with your mouth.. yeah, that's way better." 'Troubling' ... See the Rest