Under no circumstance is blackface OK.
You know it, I know it — and Sporty Spice, Baby Spice, Ginger Spice, Posh Spice, and Scary Spice know it.
But unfortunately, a few racists from the '90s had a hard time understanding why blackface is so offensive.
Luckily, the Spice Girls were there to put offenders in their place.
The troupe members were dressed as different variations of "Black Pete," a character known in Dutch and Belgian cultures as Santa Claus' sidekick.
According to legend, Black Pete helps Santa deliver presents and candy to good children (and if a child is "bad," Black Pete will kidnap the naughty kid in a sack).
The tradition of Black Pete is as terrible as it sounds — and to make matters worse, white people celebrate the character by painting their faces black.
But the Spice Girls weren't having it.
In unison, the ladies protested the offensive group.
"No! No! We don't want that!" they shouted.
However, the host ignored their request, claiming that the troupe's getup was OK because "it's tradition."
Mel Brown was quick to call out the group for their inappropriate makeup.
The legendary Scary Spice shouted:
“I think they shouldn’t paint their faces. You should get proper Black people to do it. I don’t think that’s very good."
Geri Halliwell and Melanie Chisholm backed her up.
“I think you should change it,” Ginger Spice demanded.
Sporty Spice then quipped, “This is the ’90s!”
There's nothing like a classic Spice Girls shutdown.