Halloween is right here and so there might be costumes and sweet and haunted homes and reporters asking celebrities about blackface. The newest to be accosted is Damien Wayans, who TMZ flagged down in L.A., asking him about blackface and whiteface as a result of his : his uncles dressed up as white ladies within the film White Chicks. Wayans was evasive, saying solely that he likes White Chicks. When requested if he thought it was alright if white youngsters dressed up as Black Panther he responded, fastidiously, that he is alright with “paying homage or paying tribute to one thing” however that you simply additionally need to “do it in good style.”
Unfortunately, many individuals aren’t in a position to color inside the strains good style and this yr has seen one essentially the most high-prile fallouts this persistent public debate. Megyn Kelly, former Fox News and now former NBC anchor was fired for saying that she thinks blackface is alright within the context halloween, particularly defending a Real Housewives star who determined to darken her pores and skin for a Diana Ross costume, saying “who would not love Diana Ross?” The day after, she apologized on the very starting her present, nevertheless it wasn’t sufficient for her bosses.