It's 2019, so you'd imagine we'd be past thinking that blackface is appropriate, right? Absolutely not. With "blackfishing," as it is called, at an all-time high, people continue to be called out all over social media for the racially insensitive offense. However, it's not as often that we see black women fall into that category of people darkening their skin for likes, but unfortunately, it does happen. That became an issue this week when two California creatives came together for a photo shoot that was proven to be an absolute failure.
How much of a failure, you ask? Well, Jeffree Star loves it. See it for yourself.
And as if that wasn't enough, the photo received Jeffree Star's stamp of approval.
The YouTuber, with an extensive wrap sheet of racism, has pandered to black women at every turn since his controversial past was revealed. We suspect that it's most likely in an effort to rid himself of the ever-lingering history of him screaming the n-word at the top of his lungs or calling Jackie Aina a "gorilla." From pretending to be some huge diversity advocate, calling out other brands for their shade range — the irony — to now this, it's clear that Star is still completely ignorant as to what is actually racially and culturally acceptable. And we have a feeling he has no desire to actually find out.
We had no clue that blackface could be such a source of self-validation.
Neither the model nor the artist have removed any of the photos; instead, they've continued to antagonize those who were offended, and have left the comments open for everyone to add to. We have to admit, two black women creating something so senseless is a true tragedy.