I saw this picture on Facebook laughing at the similarities between the characters in these two images.
and someone commented “ Lol, so when black people dress up as white people is okay, but when white people dress up as black people it’s racist.”
“White people dressed up as black people is fine so long as they do not aim to exaggerate black features in a mocking way. It’s not exactly the same, but Robert Downey Jr in Tropic Thunder, may be a character within a character within a film within a film lol but you’ll notice it’s not seen as racist.
However, "black face” is racist because the skin was mocked as being extra dark, the hair was purposefully the worst type of unkept, rough afro hair and the eyes and lips were obviously done in a way to mock one or two stereotypes of black people as well as it was also in a time when many black people weren’t allowed on TV in an appearance they chose for themselves. This in itself makes it unfair and biased because it meant that a stereotype was being pushed with nothing to balance it out and show it doesn’t represent all black people.
In this case, they (The Wayan Bros) are dressed up to look like two socialites with bad attitudes, and they are in no way saying “this is all white people (they are all skinny, superficial and air headed)” they are aiming for one specific joke as well as there are other white counterparts to balance out this tiny picture being painted for one film, on one set of girls (not to incl. the fact that not ALL of the white girls in this film are portrayed in the same way that these two are). Mainly because they are silly socialites, not just because they are white. Despite the film title (mainly to attract attention).
This is just my random opinion, I know some people do believe that and in some cases it’s said to be true, but in this case it’s a bit different I think.
Nonetheless, blessings and peace be with you, I hope the film (mediocre) and my opinion doesn’t offend you.
I hope my opinion of the film doesn’t offend him… I genuinely do think it’s mediocre :-P
last song I listened to: Kid Cudi – Releaser..very nice, if u ask me.
favourite TV shows: Uh…It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Hannibal, My Life In Film, The Invisible Man, House MD, Lie to me, SCRUBS, Dexter, MASH, Sherlock, Community, Heroes, Elementary, Common Law, The Walking Dead, Supernatural, The Mentalist, The Following, Fringe, OZ, The Wayans Bros, Misfits, Rectify, Almost Human, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, True Detective, The Big C, Dead Like Me, The X-Files, Surviving Jack, Firefly, The Mindy Project, Orange Is the New Black, Forever, The IT Crowd, Bates Motel, Mr. Robot, Rick and Morty, Wet Hot American Summer, The State, Bob’s Burgers, Nathan For You, Reno 911, Preacher, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Playing House, Superstore, Speechless, This Is Us, Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, Gravity Falls, Twin Peaks, The Kids in the Hall ans so on…so feel free to talk to me about any of
Just like the Internet, Chicken McNuggets, and so many other things that kids these days must think have been around forever, Fox barely existed in 1990, the year In Living Color first aired. And that show pretty much made Fox into a legitimately competitive network.