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We all know what happens when you see a white person in blackface.  It’s offensive as all fuck because there’s always some historical or negative stereotype that comes along with it. There’s the common consensus that it’s just not appropriate. Ever.

But what if a black person dons whiteface?

In a recent photo shoot paying tribute to white supermodels, Tyra Banks is made up in whiteface to look like Kate Moss, Cindy Crawford and Cara Jocelyn Delevingne. Not everyone was happy about the photos once they hit Buzzfeed.

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Genevieve Aleta Taylor-Peters

I wonder if a white model did a “tribute” to her fellow black models if she would get shunned for using “blackface”
It’s amazing how some white people are always trying to scream “That’s Reverse Racism”.  The true atrocity with these photos is not the fact that Tyra is wearing whiteface, but the fact that the photos are horrible. I mean, the Kate Moss photo looks like “The Grudge”.  And who’s to even say Tyra was painted in white. With the magic of photography software, and the removal of filters, it’s quite possible no extra make-up was used.
But once again, there’s always that one white person who wants to yell “racism” and  life just isn’t fair since they can’t wear blackface when they feel like it!  Because racism.

Clutchettes, do you think whiteface is the same as blackface? 

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  • http://formoftherapy.com Jae Yim

    Just to add onto the article, there are candid photos taken of Tyra that are colored and they did use makeup, not software.

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