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ON THIS DAY:

The Spice Girls’ debut film, Spiceworld: The Movie, was released nationwide in the UK, 19 years ago today, on Boxing Day December 26th, 1997! 

The film was a #1 smash hit, grossing more than £6 million pounds during its opening weekend in the UK alone and over $100 million dollars worldwide.

GIRL POWER

Spice Girls denounce blackface in ‘90s TV clip: “Update your culture!”

  • 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)