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This year seems to be the disgrace of the black face costume. The latest to come under fire is two teenage girls from Sydney after posting a photograph of themselves wearing blackface as U.S. rap star, Snoop Dogg.

The two friends from Sydney’s eastern suburbs covered their faces in brown paint, braided their hair, wore gold chains, and donned big sunglasses to finish their look ahead of a recent party.

‘We have a million photos together but I feel like this one just sums up our relationship perfectly,’ the girl said on the photo, reports Daily Mail.

The original post was at first deleted after it sparked controversy, but has since started circulating again on social media.

Australian rapper Briggs, who has previously  expressed his frustration at the ignorance in Australia surrounding blackface, has hit out at the photo.

‘When did BFF turn into Blackface Forever?’ he tweeted. Another tweet in May read, “We should just make blackface illegal, that’d settle it.”

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A mother sparked outrage last month by dressing her son in blackface for bookweek.

The Perth-based mother shared an image of her nine-year-old son covered in brown paint with a wig of dreadlocks, dressed up as AFL star Nic Naitanui.

A Perth father was also slammed for posting a photo on Facebook of his son dressed as former AFL player Ben Cousins — complete with white powder around his nose and eyes rolled back in his head.

The dad posted the photo in response to the “blackface” outrage earlier that week, where a mother painted her son’s skin brown to look like AFL star Nic Naitanui.

An Aboriginal mother also published photos of her daughter in ‘whiteface’ to highlight the double standards that are inflaming racial debates in Australia.

Do you think people need to show a bit more respect? Or are these costumes totally OK?

Share your comments below.

 

  • When you know someone will get hindered/offended by something you do, it’s think it’s good to be considerate, be respectful and leave it.
    But I also think that people sometimes overreact and are being paranoid when there’s no reason.

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  • These girls are idolizing Snoop Dog, not ridiculing him.

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  • Australia has a completely different history to America and their black face culture. In the US, blackface was done by white actors to portray an afro-american. It was done due to their history of slavery and non-rights for blacks. It represents racism and oppression. We never had that here in Australia (although our treatment of our Indigenous population isn’t fantastic either!) so most people don’t see the link. I don’t really see the racism with this photo but that’s because I don’t see any issues between black and white skin or any other colour either. The media loves to whip up a good racist story out of nothing or likely unintentional motives.

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  • Political Correctness gone too far. How else were they to look like their heros
    However I think the one like Ben Cousins went too far as eyes rolled back in his head is concerned and in bad taste. That lets kids think that is normal and OK. It is not a good example of life at all. Some kids will try to look like that.

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  • I think the whole racism thing has entered the realm of ridiculous. I see nothing wrong with dressing up as someone whether they’re black white yellow or have 4 legs!

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  • I don’t have a problem with this,they are just having fun and l’m sure mean no harm.

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