Today, on French TV, on a famous silly entertainment program (the Mad Mag), some White host mocked a Black famous guy by doing blackface. The host, Andreas Kastrinos, was then so proud of himself that he let the program post it on Twitter. He was praised. Everyone laughed. Well *almost* everyone. The Twitter Afropean community did not find it at its taste. We are tired to see White folks mocking Black people without consequences for them, but heavy consequences for us: White privilege at its most. The network NRJ12 did not say a word about it. They do not plan to, I guess. The program, Le Mad Mag, which is the worst disinformation show I’ve ever seen (not that I EVER watched it before today), has also remained silent. In Europe and everywhere else in the world, Black people struggle to be taken seriously, and sometimes spend hours straightening and destroying their beautiful hair to go to a job interview because no one would hire someone with a « messy » fro. My aunts, my grandmothers, my sisters, they all use whitening cream to lighten their sacred but secretly hated Black skin. Now, last June, another stupid French White host (Loris Giuliano) performed a grotesque blackface dance titled “Fatoumata” with an atrocious red duckface (parody of Black lips for racists).
Mélanines in Blackface: this racial humiliation has to stop (Melanines)