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Hot take: We are obsessed as a culture with blackface, and we maybe shouldn't be.

Like many other things in this world, blackface can be terrible when it's used as a weapon.

But we as a culture have rebelled against the minstrel shows of old and people like Al Jolson to the point where even something vaguely resembling blackface must be erased from existence.

Case in point: an absolute psychedelic masterpiece of a TV show imported from England called The Mighty Boosh. The show follows the adventures of jazz enthusiast Howard Moon, glam party boy Vince Noir, and their friend Naboo, who is a shaman from another world. (His fellow shamans know how to party, and bring it hard. But that's beside the point.)

Netflix chose to remove this absolute banger of a show because of what they claimed was the use of blackface in a few episodes. Specifically, their issue is with the character Howling Jimmy Jefferson, the spirit of jazz:

Right. Because that's supposed to be a representation of a living black man. A red-eyed demon whose bones are showing. What's next? Am I going to be the subject of scrutiny because this is my profile picture?

Kind of sounds to me like Netflix are the ones who are a little bit rасіst.

But what do I know?
SatanBurger · 36-40, F
Yeah agreed. To me, it looks like a character with black face paint. Black face is supposed to mock black people but it's not that. This is just basic face paint. Netflix isn't too smart 🤓
AndysAttic · 56-60, M
I once dressed up as a grizzly, took a severe kicking from a group of Australian drop bears...never again.
Stories like this simply fill the news space so that we don't have to.
AndysAttic · 56-60, M
@Roundandroundwego As usual, your understanding of the OPs question is completely misunderstood and I have no idea (as a prominent shitposter) how this would make sense to anyone that came from this planet. Please do not stop though, I am sure you have a heart of gold.
uncalled4 · 56-60, M
I loathe censorship, but at the same time, I understand if a person of color is offended by that.
LordShadowfire · 46-50, M
@uncalled4 Really? Because I don't see it.
uncalled4 · 56-60, M
@LordShadowfire I'm not a person of color, so it's not for me to say.
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LordShadowfire · 46-50, M
@BRUUH I'm not sure that's quite the takeaway I'm looking for here, but I do feel like people are way too concerned about what does and doesn't constitute it. The guy was supposed to be a supernatural spirit and kind of a villain. Hence the black skull.

 
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