White College Student Gets Eviscerated On Twitter For Using Blackface And Holding 'Will Stand For Money' Sign For Colin Kaepernick Costume

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White College Student Gets Eviscerated On Twitter For Using Blackface And Holding 'Will Stand For Money' Sign For Colin Kaepernick Costume

Cole Paulson said he was "ignorant" to blackface being racist.

Published October 31, 2017

A University of Nevada, Reno police officer already thought it would be funny to dress up as Colin Kaepernick for Halloween while holding a sign that read "Will stand for food." And he wasn't the only one.

A white man, who identified himself as South Dakota State University student Cole Paulson, is being eviscerated after an image of him impersonating Kaepernick in blackface while kneeling with a sign reading, "Will stand for money," hit Twitter, as reported by Daily Mail.

After the image was shared on social media Friday, Paulson apologized while speaking with the Argus Leader on Saturday.

"I will be completely honest and tell you I was ignorant to the fact as to painting my face like that was racist," Paulson said. "It was in no way my intention to offend the African-American community, and I have read many articles and documents since to educate myself on why it was wrong of me to do what I did. I also never left the confines of my home with that paint on my face. I was contacted almost immediately about how it was wrong and proceeded to wash it off before I went anywhere. I wholeheartedly apologize as I feel horrible about my ignorance and offending many people I respect." 

SDSU told the Argus Leader that Paulson isn't enrolled in the school this semester, but wouldn't divulge if he was in the past, only saying that the university's Office of Diversity, Inclusion, Equity and Access "has reached out to the individual."

That being said, Paulson's apology couldn't save him from getting dragged on Twitter with zero chill whatsoever.

  1. From the moment people saw Cole Paulson's Blackface impersonation of Colin Kaepernick, they let him know what they thought of it and him

    Disgusting, indeed.

  2. And to him saying that he was ignorant to the fact that blackface is racist and that his intentions weren't racist, people said this ...

    You did this to yourself.

  3. At one point, people were torn whether to give him any attention for this, but they seemingly decided it was better to out him for his egregious act

    That last part.

  4. And when people tried to tell South Dakota State to deal with him, the University created its distance

    Was he a former enrolled student there, though?

  5. Despite Paulson's apology, people want you to know ...

    Definitely not.

Written by BET Staff

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