2012: The Year in Blackface

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  • Cake decorated in lackfacbe for female genital mutilation event
  • Second graded Sean King in blackface
  • Die Antwoord in Blackface
  • Chris Brown and Rihanna's Domestic Violence Incident Revisited
  • Israeli military spokesman Lt. Sacha Dratwa dons blackface on Facebook
  • Tyler Bozak in Blackface
  • Duke lacrosse, Blackface, The Little Rascals
  • Blackface, University of Florida
  • Jessica Heid and Rachel Cooper in Blackface
  • 2012: The Year in Blackface
  • Bill Crystal dons blackface at 2012 Academy Awards
  • BYU Student Goes Blackface for Black History Month

Rap Group's Artistic Liberty Is Questioned

In their music video for "Fatty Boom Boom," South African rap-rave group Die Antwoord take aim at western perceptions of African culture, but a scene where vocalist Ninja dons black body paint and a bright dress to resemble an African caricature was bashed by critics. 

(Photo: Polydor Records)