Every year, our collective society holds its breath around Halloween hoping that this is the year people are informed enough to not wear blackface as part of their costume. Sadly, we'll have to wait until next year to see if this progression can come true. A quick cruise through social media brought up numerous instances of the racist and ignorant dregs of our society using blackface to dress up like Kanye West.
While a bunch of people had great Kanye West costumes that mimiced and parodied the various stages of Yeezy's style, there were simply too many people who used blackface to ignore. The subject has a deep history, and is something that anyone interested in race relations and history should read up on, but it's not something that should exist in the 21st century.
The worst part might be that these people proudly shared their racist costumes on social media, and either got encouraging feedback from their fellow barbarians, highlighted the positive reaction they got, or explained why this wasn't racist. Sorry, guys, but it is. Whether these were throwback Thursday posts or from last night, These People Used Blackface For Their Kanye West Halloween Costumes, and Are Gross.
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