The internet did what the internet does on Wednesday (February 7) and struck up controversy with just a single photo: a white Tupac Shakur.
A Twitter user named @ColdTrain_ posted the viral photo of Pac in Photoshopped, white American form. The doctored picture swaps out his deep brown complexion and natural features for dramatically lighter skin, grey eyes and even freckles. Obviously, the photo isn’t meant to be interpreted as an actual representation of Pac. However, with Hollywood’s bad habit of whitewashing, the Twitter user gave everyone an idea of what they’d do with Pac if given the chance.
See the photo that’d have Pac rolling in his grave and everyone else’s horror below.
In 200 years this what White People gonna say Tupac looked like... pic.twitter.com/BokOpinbM0— Trey Dubois (@ColdTrain_) February 8, 2018
the disrespect 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/LdQTBjNLS5— bree🌹 (@YourDollBreee) February 9, 2018
Delete this pic.twitter.com/B4KBcReZ2L— 🍫🍫🍫 (@melaninwise) February 9, 2018
& they just had to make him a ginger pic.twitter.com/CVPSsH7gP6— BRI🍓 (@strawbriy) February 9, 2018
Delete it pic.twitter.com/aW8xvxn2oZ— lamaj🖕🏽 (@NOHOESJAMAL) February 9, 2018
I almost threw up looking at this 🤢— MelaninDoesBest (@oriana_Boss92) February 9, 2018
(Photo: Al Pereira/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)