Cowboys Cheerleader’s Lil’ Wayne Costume is Fail
The woman on the left is Dallas Cowboys cheerleader Whitney Isleib and normally looks like this:
Ms. Isleib dressed as Lil’ Wayne for Halloween, possibly not realizing the racial implications of Black Face. The fact that she’s standing with two Black women who aren’t beating the ever lovin’ shit out of her probably indicates that no one at the party gave two shits about her horrible costume.
I don’t think we’ll ever get to a point where it’s socially acceptable to dress up as another ethnicity. Well, unless you’re Asian. Koreans, Japanese, and Chinese are all sorta interchangeable. No one really makes a big deal if a Chinese woman portrays a geisha or if a Korean dude portrays a Japanese assassin. But it’ll never be okay for white people to put on Black makeup.
Why it was okay for the Wayans brothers to do the opposite is beyond me. There should have be riots in the street when White Chicks came out. That movie is ungood in every sense of the word. And it also highlights one of the great social inequities that will plague this enlightened age of ours until we get our collective heads out of our asses. Either Black Face is okay or it’s not. If it’s not, then the Wayans don’t get to do White Face. If the Wayans get to do White Face, than this cheerleader chick gets to do Lil’ Wayne. Personally, I hate it all. Black Face, White Face, Yellow Face, it’s all bullshit to me. Zhang Ziyi should not have been a geisha. Korean pop sensation Rain should not be a Japanese assassin.
At some point, I think there should be a racial summit, some sort of event where we hash all this shit out. That way we can post rules somewhere so that everyone is on the same page. But as long as some people get away with making fun of a race and not others, we’re going to be going around in circles for a long, long time.
Source: EUR This N That