Don’t even think of mimicking these celebrities whose blackface blunders backfired.
The singer posed in blackface on the cover of her album “Don Juan’s Reckless Daughter” in 1977, and later went on to justify it by saying, “I have experienced being a black guy.”
The “Cheers” star appeared at a N.Y. Friars Club Roast in 1993 with then-girlfriend Whoopi Goldberg wearing blackface makeup to perform an offensive N-word-filled comedy routine.
The Oscar-winning actor came under fire in 2012 when video surfaced of a 2004 school fundraiser featuring Hanks and another man wearing blackface and stereotypical African clothing. Hanks later condemned the bit as “horribly offensive.”
The host of “America’s Next Top Model” took heat, as did her show, for a photo shoot in 2009 in which competing models were made to look “biracial.” Styling techniques included the darkening of contestants’ skin.
Following the epicure’s ouster from the Food Network in the wake of her infamous N-word controversy, Deen posted a photo on Twitter from her show’s 2011 Halloween episode featuring her son, Bobby, dressed as Ricky Ricardo, complete with brownface makeup.
The diva took heat for a 2011 L’Officiel Paris cover with an “African Queen” theme for which the pop star’s skin was darkened.
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