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