This Halloween’s Blackface Backlash from Trayvon Martin to ‘Orange Is The New Black’

By Lora Neng
October 30, 2013

For adults, Halloween in the media usually means two things–dressing up in revealing clothing if female, and donning an ironic, bordering on offensive costume of minority groups. Blackface has resurfaced from poorly made-up Trayvon Martins among white teenagers, whose face paint stops just short of the neck, to actress Julianne Hough’s visibly tan take on Orange Is The New Black character “Crazy Eyes.”

Just last month, Dunkin’ Donuts’ Thailand division was blasted for running an ad whose model was painted black to promote their new “charcoal doughnut.”

Orange Is The New Black co-star Lavern Cox, an identified transgender actress, said she wasn’t offended but found it “really sad” that Julianne made such a poor choice to not understand the historical implications of her actions. Julianne Hough apologize profusely for the blunder.

In the case of the Dunkin’ Donuts ad, where the model painted in uniform black but for her unnaturally pink cotton lipstick, it’s arguable whether it made reference to anything specifically related to race. How we can arrive at a post-racial era without these trials, where the success of biracial celebrity is criticized, remains a mystery.

Posted by on Oct 30 2013. Filed under Entertainment. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can skip to the end and leave a response. Pinging is currently not allowed.

7 Comments for “This Halloween’s Blackface Backlash from Trayvon Martin to ‘Orange Is The New Black’”

  1. LAcripsShortDog#4

    short is a little guy…big rape cds……as a bad guy guy guy coming uP…..

  2. LAcripsShortDog#4

    short is a 3a video…..

  3. LAcripsShortDog#4

    you wont c #4 puffing…..csi fighter……

  4. LAcripsShortDog#4

    put a leash on trayvons guys blank…short got dum hoez….big foo rape viDEos…..

  5. LAcripsShortDog#4

    -1 born hustlaz…..wherez da money punk?

  6. tattoo

    Sons of Idiots !

  7. Dbeatsdads

    mysterious middle school shootings…big GEEKs…..

Leave a Reply


Search Archive

Search by Date
Search by Category
Search with Google

Photo Gallery

Log in |
  • My Kingdom Come – 2015
  • Hispanic Gangs
  • Homies Figures – The Original Homies
  • Prison Gangs
  • The Inside Man – Confidential Informant, Los Angeles Gangs & the LAPD
  • Email
  • Connecticut Drug Threat Assessment report – 2003
  • Dianne Feinstein Report, The Gang Prevention and Effective Deterrence Act: Combating the Spread of Gang Violence – 2003
  • National Alliance of Gang Investigators 2005
  • L.A. Area Terrorized by Marauding Youngsters
  • Other Cities
  • Three persons were killed by shotgun blast in hotel on Vermont Avenue, 1979
  • Jamiel’s Law, proposed by Mayoral candiate Walter Moore
  • Los Angeles Police Gang Enforcement Initiaitives – 2007
  • Passing of Vincent A Alonso
  • SG Music Group
  • Crip Gangs
  • Bloods
  • Asian Gangs
  • Forums
  • Shop
  • Injunctions
  • contact
  • Resources