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Thursday, October 8, 2009

BlackFace, Color Arousal, Racism and/or Bigotry on Australian Television.

Post Racial Australian Television?

Hat Tip to the blog Black Political Thought for exposing the Michael Jackson Skit that was Aired on Australian Television.

During the show one of the Judges, Harry Connick Jr.
complained on air, saying: “If I knew that was going to be part of the show I definitely wouldn't have done it. Get this, as reported by Times Online, The show’s host, Darryl Somers, apologized on air to Connick Jr, who lives in New Orleans, for causing offense. Get this, Somers said today that the controversy over the “blackface” routine, which aired as part of the Red Faces talent segment, had been blown out of proportion. More HERE

“If there were any Australians who were offended ... on behalf of the show I apologize,'' he told Sky News. “To most Australians I think it's a storm in a tea cup.”

AAPP: Is this Post Racial Australian Television? Or does Australian Television = Bigotry

This black face issue reminds me of the UNICEF Black Face Campaign that I reported on a number of years ago.

At least UNICEF apologized and pulled the ads. Everything has changed and nothing has changed.

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