When it comes to blackface, the Spice Girls have seven words: “Stop right now, thank you very much.”
This week, footage of the legendary girl group from a '90s appearance on the Dutch television show Laat de Leeuw resurfaced online. And while the girls were known for “girl power,” the clip is downright woke.
In the segment, host Paul De Leeuw brings out white people in blackface as part of the cultural tradition of “Black Pete,” a companion to Santa Claus in Dutch culture. Read more. (3/11/17, 11:18 AM)