But then I feel there are things that should probably never happen again. Some because they are stupid-like the Rachel haircut, wall mounted mechanical singing fish, overalls. And some because they are offensive-like sporting black face make up in a racist way.
This week black face make up has been seen twice as making a bizarre cultural comeback among a politician and in high fashion.
I really just don't know what this guy was thinking or how he can possibly feel this costume does not come across as racist. Really the wig would have probably been enough to get the point of his costume across. Hikind also admitted to The New York Times that for next year's costume he was thinking of being an Indian, but after all the backlash over this year's look from clergymen, elected officials, and the Anti-Defamation League, he says that might not be a great idea. You think, dude?
And meanwhile, in the trend setting fashion world we have a 16 year old white model posed as an "African Queen" in an editorial for 'Numero' magazine.
read that 82.7% of the models at NYC Fashion Week were white this year.) Not to mention that it also seems to be setting a scary beyond "Snookie' or 'tanning mom' standard for white women. Is this fashion spread trying to suggest to women that they should tan and use bronzer and make up to the point of nearly black face? But I suppose, it could be argued that many black women have for years been attempting to fit the standard of white beauty through products, and especially with hair styling, so why shouldn't white women also want to strive to look black? Maybe this isn't offensive at all. I don't know.
Remember Robert Downey, Jr. in the film "Tropic Thunder?" I think after the shock wore off we decided that was ok. He was even nominated for an Academy Award for his brilliantly hilarious performance as the pitiful, over the top actor.