Tuesday, May 17, 2016
That good ol' blackface again
American neuroses about race have not yet totally spread to Australia. It seems to be a common thing among Caucasian populations to find blackface funny. But you have to be careful about what you laugh at these days
VICTORIA’S Frankston Bombers football club is in hot water after posting images of teammates in blackface on social media, with calls for an inquiry into the matter by the Mornington Peninsula Nepean Football League.
When approached for comment the club’s president Chris Sharman attempted to downplay the incident.
“There was nothing racist about Saturday’s event. We ran an iPod Shuffle Night where everyone dressed up as their favourite musicians,” he said.
However, not everyone is in agreement with Sharman.