Saturday, August 27, 2016

Blackface furore in Australia

[Black footballer] Nic Naitanui has spoken out after a Perth mother’s Facebook post of her son dressed like the AFL star sparked widespread outrage.

Taking to social media, Naitanui wrote that the kid was “merely attempting to emulate his hero”, saying it “hurts my heart. Especially when that hero is me!”

The original post, made on commentator Constance Hall’s public Facebook page, shows the West Australian mother’s young son dressed as Naitanui — his favourite footy player.

The problem? She painted his skin with head-to-toe brown paint.

The post prompted widespread outrage.

Last night, Adam Briggs, an Indigenous rapper, comedian and actor, slammed the woman in a Facebook post about blackface.

He described it as an “obviously reckless, racist thing to do”, said he “thought it was a set up”, and went on to invalidate a series of common arguments that support blackface.

“She seems to have disappeared now, gone to ground, I hope she stays there for the sake of her son.



Anonymous said...

A dickhead suv driving moron of a mother. She would have a hard time rubbing two brain cells together given recent high profile racial incidents including blackface. The wine drinking celebration before noon says it all.

Dean said...

No person should admire or emulate one of another skin color. To do so is racist. At least, according to the race-baiters among us.

To black or red or yellow or white up and demean people of that color is obviously racist and should be banned.

If done to show admiration for a specific person - no problem.

Spurwing Plover the Fighting Shorebird said...

Liberals are never happy their always whining about something while puppies grow up and quit whining liberals just continue to WHINE,WHINE,WHINE

Olaf Koenders said...

To change one's skin colour in an effort to show admiration for a living soul is admirable. To fail to see that is simply moronic (anonymous above). Remember what Michael Jackson did? Was he roundly vilified as racist?

What if they went on holiday and got a tan? Still racist?

The leftard PC-ers forget what colour their very own "racist" bumholes are.

MUST we whites segregate ourselves and remain in the dark to appease the moronic Left? The Left no longer have a clue what racism truly is. Even slightly offensive comments from one white to another on a subject that has nothing to do with ethnicity is decried as racist these days. Grow up you Leftards, get back to your caves and if I see a single tanline on you then I'll jam you in the stocks!

I'll not bend to you and your mindless chardonnay-quaffing ilk that invent whatever vilification you like based on anything and funneling it down to racism. I'll say and do what I damn well please without causing harm, loss or damage to another living soul. Hang your heads in shame for being spineless and following your Leftard friends.

Anonymous said...

If the mother did not watch much TV then I might give her apparent naivety the benefit of the doubt. But she admits she has seen the kafuffle's about black face makeup in the media. She even says she discussed it on facebook. So in painting her boy's face I suspect she was stirring the possum a bit. If so, then I don't think she shoulc have used her little boy to do it. But then, if the boy really did want to dress as his hero, then it raises the question of how can he possibly do so without being accused of racism? I think that in society's current state of collective neurosis, he can't.

Olaf Koenders said...

We are all the HUMAN RACE. Comparing someone to a chimp is racism.

Anonymous said...


Comparing someone to a monkey is specialist not racism.

Olaf Koenders said...

Specialist? Specie-ist? Not sure what you're getting at but chimps are not a different species to us. Maybe since we're all the human race, our "racism" is actually breed-ism?

Anonymous said...

Neither Nic Nat nor Adam Briggs are 'black' in the sense it is normally used.
Nic Nat is of Fijian ancestry and Adam Briggs is Australian Aboriginal.
Yet the furore continues.
Neither of those two groups have the same history of 'blackface' issues as African Americans claim but no-one seems to care.