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Illamasqua Blackface Ad Offensive? Are We Too Sensitive To Color?

I have seen this “blackface” ad for Illamasqua Cosmetics circulating across social media. While reading some of the responses, I found that many blacks are not outraged or even offended by the ad, although it’s presented as if we should find offense. I believe many of us have evolved enough to know the settle nuances between something racially insensitive and something provocative. I really find this ad striking. #dontjudgeme

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After doing some research I found that this ad, isn’t just in black-face, it’s also in white-face. A point that has been skipped or missed by many across the web. Out of context this “blackface” seems controversial, but in context, it’s really about the make-up. Check out the white-face ad when you continue…

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Are we too sensitive to color, or too quick to use the word racist? Or am I under-reacting?

 

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4 Comments

  1. i really thing people are too quick to use the racist flag … it is obvious that the add is just a play on colours and only someone with a caged mind would not be able to see it

    • I so agree. People are too quick to react without even thinking.

  2. While the person is obviously painted black, I don’t at all consider that blackface.

    • I don’t consider it blackface either. I actually find it striking and beautiful. Doesn’t look like it’s racial or mocking anyone of color.

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