Is Black Face the New Black? Sarah Silverman Thinks Its Funny
Y’all know what it is! A double post day is something se’ous around these parts.
Every Halloween time, I dread the costumes I’ll be seeing. I don’t care about the slutty ones. Do you. Your ass cheeks can be visible all in the name of ceremony. I don’t give two dambs. But then, there are usually the costumes that are Black folk or culture-focused. THOSE are the ones I typically frown at. Especially when worn by non-Black people.
Don’t get me wrong. I’m not saying we all gotta dress as the folks in our skintone but let’s be clear. Painting your face Black for Halloween as part of your costume is… well, BLACKFACE. And that is NOT the new Black.
Sarah Silverman twitpiced this the other day:
Sarah, I ain’t never liked your raggelly ass not one bit. But I didn’t huff at you. Then you go and twitpic this. REALLLLLYYY??? What’s the justification behind this? Clearly you wanted shock value and you got it. As a “comedian,” you’re failing at the funny. You’re trying very hard but still… *crickets*. If the way you want to go about eliciting laughs is through the expense of Black folks, then you’re nothing but an idiot with a mic.
I want all these idiots to go away. *kicks sand in their faces* I just wanna mollywop all of these companies and people who buy their awful costumes. I got an attitude.
What do you all think? Is there justification as to why Sarah is rocking black face? Are you as tired of these insensitive ass Halloween costumes as I am?
Update: The “African Slave” costume has been taken off that site. *fist pump* Gooning!