Thursday, October 8, 2015

Anna Merlan thinks being dressed as a gold digger is "blackface"

Today on both Gawker and Jezebel, a story on a UCLA student groups throwing a “Kanye Western” themed party, for which guests dressed in baggy clothes, plumped lips and padded bottoms, or as “Kardashians.”

Oh boy, Kanye West. He's black, so you know people are butthurt in advance and looking for an excuse to be offended. Lo and behold, the Afrikan Student Union claims to be offended. Leftwing Gawker is remarkedly even handed, radical leftwing feminist Jezebel went completely overboard and did not bother to even check facts. There only a single photo was posted and the blackface was left to the imagination of the readers. Not surprisingly, this story is covered by Anna Merlan, a self proclaimed "real" journalist who got her white face burned pretty badly on the UVA rape story.

As pointed out at Gawker, none of the photos really show people in blackface:

Drawn on goatee and charcoal on the face now constitute "blackface"
Armenians should be offended. They don't all have big butts.

As remarked by a commentator on Gawker: it's frustrating, when you want to judge, you need to judge, you are dying to judge, but you just can't find a good reason. Jezebel likes to have an outrage boner. Here's how a real gold digger looks like by the way:

One of the first results for Google image and "gold miner": a racist chap wearing blackface.

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