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  • Rachel Dolezal, who posed as black, ‘vindicated’ by Black Lives Matter movement

    07/05/2020 3:33:33 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 34 replies
    NY Post ^ | 7/5/20 | Jon Levine
    Rachel Dolezal, who posed as black, ‘vindicated’ by Black Lives Matter movement She still sees herself as black — and yearns to play a role in the push for racial equality. But Rachel Dolezal, the white woman who claimed to be African-American in 2015, sparking a national scandal, shrugs off the years of shaming that followed, insisting she can help inspire fairer treatment of minorities. “Racially I identify as human, but culturally I identify as black,” Dolezal said in a phone interview from her home in Spokane, Washington, where she makes a living braiding hair and selling her artwork. “I...
  • Hulu removes 'Golden Girls' mud mask episode, prompting pushback: 'What the hell?'

    06/29/2020 1:10:34 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06 29 2020 | Joe Concha
    Hulu has removed a 1988 episode of "The Golden Girls" in which actresses Betty White and Rue McClanahan wear black mud on their faces, according to several reports on Monday, with the decision prompting backlash on social media. In the episode in question, titled "Mixed Blessing," the son of Bea Arthur's Dorothy plans to marry an older Black woman played by Rosalind Cash. "This is mud on our faces," White says in the Season 3 episode when Cash's family arrives. "We’re not really black." The decision by the streaming company follows similar moves following George Floyd’s death during an arrest...
  • Tina Fey & "30 Rock"

    06/29/2020 11:01:16 AM PDT · by Captain Peter Blood · 33 replies
    Self | 06/29/2020 | Captain Peter Blood
    In the last several days it has come out that "30 Rock" creator and star Tina Fey has decided that four episodes of the show "30 Rock", will be pulled from viewing because there were incidents of Blackface in them. I find this all absurd as the very concept of comedy has been turned on it's ear by Political Correctness. The concept of Satire and Sarcasm just no longer has a place in the venue of comedy. I suppose all sorts of past entertainment will now be erased from history. Anyone old enough to remember Dean Martin and Sammy Davis...
  • Golden Girls Episode Featuring Blackface (Actually The Characters Were Wearing Mud Masks) Pulled From Hulu

    06/27/2020 7:42:19 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 17 replies
    TV Line ^ | June 27, 2020 | Nick Caruso
    The Golden Girls is the latest sitcom to have an episode pulled from a streaming service due to a scene depicting blackface. Hulu has pulled “Mixed Feelings” (Season 3, Episode 23), which sees Dorothy’s son Michael planning to marry an older Black woman named Lorraine. Bea Arthur’s character worries about the nuptials due to the age difference, while Lorraine’s family disapproves of their daughter marrying a white man, and attempts are made on both sides to call the whole thing off. Lorraine’s family arrives just as Rose (Betty White) and Blanche (Rue McClanahan) are trying a new mud facial treatment,...
  • ‘Chalk-Full’ Of People ‘Actually Wearing Blackface’: Megyn Kelly Blasts NBC Double Standard

    06/26/2020 11:34:46 AM PDT · by Zenyatta · 46 replies
    LaCorte News ^ | 6/26/2020 | Damjan Tutarkov
    Former Fox News and NBC News anchor Megyn Kelly slammed NBC on Thursday for removing several episodes of shows featuring actors in blackface but firing her in 2018 for defending blackface makeup for Halloween. The story: Taking a hit at former NBC chairman Andy Lack, Kelly wrote, “So it turns out that when Andy Lack said ‘there is no place on our air’ for my discussion of blackface, it was b/c NBC was already chalk-full of shows and major stars actually wearing blackface…on the air…at NBC.” Her tweet comes after Variety reported about several “30 Rock” episodes where actors wore...
  • A Photo Of Alyssa Milano Surfaced Where She Wears A Black Face - No Media Coverage

    06/26/2020 11:22:25 AM PDT · by USA Conservative · 58 replies
    Red State Nation ^ | 06.26.2020 | Ray Pearson
    Have you noticed that the people who get caught using blackface are always Democrats? Don't forget that liberals always accuse you of what they are doing. In recent weeks in the wake of the George Floyd protests and the resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement, the spotlight has shone on the likes of late-night hosts Jimmy Kimmel and Jimmy Fallon for past use of blackface for comedy sketches. And among the multitude of voices calling for these celebrities to face consequences for their past actions are a number of conservative figures and media outlets. The list is endless: Justin...
  • Tina Fey's Race Issues Stretch Beyond '30 Rock's Blackface Eps

    06/25/2020 7:28:58 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 13 replies ^ | 06.24.20 | Dan Duddy
    Tina Fey is to many a progressive icon, but that hasn't shielded her from criticism after asking NBC to pull episodes of her signature hit show, 30 Rock which features blackface.... On the surface, it seems like an appropriate move, but as many are pointing out online, four episodes featuring blackface are hardly the only instances of racism or "race-changing makeup" as Fey put it, within her works.... If Tina Fey removes those four episodes, then what is to be said about all the episodes she doesn't remove which also feature appropriation? It's a hard question to answer, but Tina...
  • Hulu Pulls Blackface Episodes of ‘Scrubs’

    06/25/2020 3:40:50 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 24 2020 | WARNER TODD HUSTON
    Streaming service Hulu has deleted three episodes of the long running medical comedy show Scrubs, because they contain characters dressed in blackface. The now deleted episodes include Season 3’s “My Friend the Doctor,” and Season 5 episodes “My Jiggly Ball” and “My Chopped Liver.” The episodes featured actors Zach Braff, Donald Faison, (who is black) and Sarah Chalke donning blackface for segments of the show. The service removed the episodes at the behest the series producers, ABC Studios, according to The Wrap. Series creator Bill Lawrence raised the issue of deleting the episodes in a June 23 tweet in which...
  • Comedian Jimmy Kimmel FLEES Los Angeles for a secret location to avoid race row after blackface skits and audio of him using the n-word to impersonate Snoop Dogg resurfaced

    06/24/2020 3:29:43 AM PDT · by C19fan · 60 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 24, 2020 | Ruth Styles
    Disgraced comedian Jimmy Kimmel has fled LA for a secret location in an attempt to avoid the race row sparked after photos emerged of him doing skits while in blackface, can reveal. Kimmel is also under fire after being caught using the n word repeatedly while imitating rapper Snoop Dogg in newly unearthed audio that dates from 1996. In the song, Kimmel can be heard rapping: 'Me and my n***er down in LBC, we'll smoke that motherf***er Christmas tree.'
  • James Woods Shuts Down Kimmel For His Pathetic Blackface Apology – ‘Just Own It, You Unabashed Racist’

    06/24/2020 8:28:01 AM PDT · by MJacks4 · 21 replies
    The Political Insider ^ | 6/24/2020 | John Hanson
    Legendary actor James Woods just responded to the apology late night host Jimmy Kimmel offered for past actions that have been deemed racist, which Kimmel redirected into blasting his critics. Kimmel wrote, “I have long been reluctant to address this, as I knew doing so would be celebrated as a victory by those who equate apologies with weakness and cheer for leaders who use prejudice to divide us.” “I know that this will not be the last I hear of this and that it will be used again to try to quiet me,” he continued. “I love this country too...
  • Jimmy Kimmel Apologizes for Blackface Impression of NBA Star Karl Malone

    06/23/2020 10:58:22 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 77 replies
    The late-night host also says waiting to say something about the impersonation "was a mistake." Jimmy Kimmel is apologizing for a blackface impression he did of NBA star Karl Malone in the mid- and late 1990s. The ABC late-night host, who's currently taking a summer break from Jimmy Kimmel Live, issued the statement Tuesday. It comes amid a continued reckoning in the industry over racist depictions of Black people and other people of color in the past, ranging from Gone With the Wind being temporarily removed from HBO Max to Hulu pulling down four episodes of 30 Rock that featured...
  • NBC to remove ’30 Rock’ episodes featuring characters in blackface

    06/23/2020 5:40:44 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 41 replies
    NYPost ^ | 06.23.20 | By Dino-Ray Ramos
    NBCUniversal has removed four episodes of “30 Rock” from streaming services and syndication that feature characters in blackface. The request for the removal of the episodes came from show co-creators Tina Fey and Robert Carlock. “As we strive to do the work and do better in regards to race in America, we believe that these episodes featuring actors in race-changing makeup are best taken out of circulation,” said Fey in a statement. “I understand now that ‘intent; is not a free pass for white people to use these images. I apologize for pain they have caused. Going forward, no comedy-loving...
  • Ralph Northam’s family owned at least 84 slaves

    06/20/2020 9:07:58 AM PDT · by Lockbox · 29 replies
    Spectator USA ^ | February 28, 2019 | J. Arthur Bloom
    The First Lady of Virginia, Pam Northam, wife of Ralph, got herself in hot water this week for handing out cotton to black students while they were on a tour. But the Northams have form when it comes to messy race relations. There’s the whole blackface or KKK costume school photograph business. Then there’s the blacking up as Michael Jackson thing, which Ralph admitted to. Oh, and Ralph Northam’s family owned at least 84 slaves. Northam maintains that he learned about his family’s slave ownership in 2017. That story is harder to believe once you see that three out of...
  • Backlash Mounts After The Washington Post Publishes Story On Private Figure Who Wore Blackface 2 Years Ago

    06/19/2020 4:41:03 PM PDT · by rintintin · 10 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | June 19 2020 | Shelby Talcott
    Backlash mounted Thursday after the Washington Post published an article about a private figure who wore a blackface costume to a Halloween party two years ago. The article, published Wednesday, detailed incidents at a 2018 Halloween party hosted by Tom Toles, the publication’s editorial cartoonist. “A middle-aged white woman named Sue Schafer” wore blackface with a name tag identifying herself as “Megyn Kelly,” who had recently “caused a stir by defending the use of blackface by white people,” the Post wrote. The article included quotes from numerous people at the party, including Toles and Schafer. The Post noted that Schafer...
  • Jimmy Kimmel announces he’s taking a break from late night talk show

    06/18/2020 11:47:19 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 56 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 18 2020 | Jack Hobbs
    Jimmy Kimmel is taking a lengthy summer break from the late-night hosting gig he has had for nearly 18 years. Kimmel announced Thursday that he will be stepping away from “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” starting July 6 and his departure will last all the way through September when he hosts The Emmys, according to a report from Variety. The show will be taken over by a variety of guest hosts while Kimmel steps back to spend time with his family.
  • Jimmy Kimmel announces summer leave amid blackface controversy

    06/19/2020 7:56:05 AM PDT · by Zenyatta · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/19/2020 | Joe Concha
    ABC's Jimmy Kimmel on Thursday announced he will be taking the summer off after facing criticism over wearing blackface in a recurring skit he performed while working on "The Man Show" on Comedy Central. Kimmel, as a co-host of the "The Man Show," performed a recurring skit that included him dressed in blackface as then-NBA star Karl Malone. Videos and photos of the skits on the show, which ran from 1999-2004, have been circulating online recently with calls for Kimmel to apologize.
  • Jimmy Kimmel announces summer leave amid blackface controversy

    06/19/2020 6:54:16 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 56 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06 19 2020 | Joe Concha
    ABC's Jimmy Kimmel on Thursday announced he will be taking the summer off after facing criticism over wearing blackface in a recurring skit he performed while working on "The Man Show" on Comedy Central. Kimmel, as a co-host of the "The Man Show," performed a recurring skit that included him dressed in blackface as then-NBA star Karl Malone. Videos and photos of the skits on the show, which ran from 1999-2004, have been circulating online recently with calls for Kimmel to apologize. "I'm taking this summer off to spend even more time with my family," Kimmel said on Thursday night...
  • Behar Uses Clarence Thomas's Interracial Marriage to Shame Him on LGBTQ Dissent

    06/18/2020 8:58:45 AM PDT · by rktman · 31 replies ^ | 6/17/2020 | Kristine Marsh
    "...particularly Judge Thomas should hang his head in shame. This is a man who is in fact married to a caucasian woman..."
  • Blackface incident at Post cartoonist’s 2018 Halloween party resurfaces amid protests

    06/18/2020 7:11:34 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 25 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 17, 2020
    Every year, Tom Toles’s Halloween party draws an eclectic mix — journalists and political types from Washington’s power elite, but also artists and musicians, everyone from retirees to college kids, jammed into small rooms and sprawled across the backyard, dancing and gossiping, checking out the crowd to see who has the most inventive and outrageous costumes. At the 2018 party at the home of The Washington Post’s editorial cartoonist, in addition to several Ruth Bader Ginsburgs, someone dressed as the “Mueller Witch Hunt” and Post columnist Dana Milbank came as just-confirmed Supreme Court Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh, complete with a...
  • Washington Post Devours It's Own at Elite's Stalinist Halloween Party Blackface Debacle

    06/18/2020 7:10:39 AM PDT · by qwertyz · 11 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | June 18, 2020 | Rod Dreher
    A stupid costume choice at a Halloween party two years ago is front-page news in the newspaper of record in the capital city of the Empire? What on earth? ... I read it first with bemusement at the moral panic, and then finally, with horror over what we are doing to ourselves.... Honestly, what kind of white idiot shows up in blackface these days? Granted, this was 2018, but blackface was extremely taboo then. That’s what Schafer’s joke was about: how Megyn Kelly got herself in a world of trouble by suggesting that blackface was not that big a deal....