Tuesday, January 07, 2020

Influencer's slammed over 'offensive' photos

A professional make-up artist and beauty influencer has been criticised after she shared photos and a video that followers accused of containing “blackface”.

Ghadeer Sultan has more than two million followers on Instagram who have been left shocked by the video, which she uploaded to her page on New Year’s Eve.

The Kuwaiti woman is lip-synching to We Are the World 25 for Haiti sporting a variety of different coloured wigs and skin tones, from light to dark.

“No matter where you are from or what you believe in, we are all children of this world, and we all share it together equally,” she captioned the video.

“Beauty comes in all shapes and colours, so let’s love each other and celebrate our unity. I love u all, happy new year #happynewyear #happy_new_year #2020.”

However, not many people were impressed by Ghadeer’s efforts and shared their outrage at her choice to darken her face.

“Darkening your face, regardless of the context or the circumstances, is always unacceptable because of the racist history of blackface,” one wrote.

“Black face really??? I am disgusted,” another said.

“This is just a straight up black face, which is very offensive and as an educated make-up artist you should know better about that, you want to show your abilities or talent on black skin USE A BLACK MODEL !!! Period,” another stated.



Stan B said...

OK - black face isn't really a thing anymore, because black actors and actresses are allowed on stage. She wasn't doing "caricatures" or "stereotypes" of people for the purpose of comedic or mocking effect - she was trying to do a LOW BUDGET tribute to the various peoples of the world.

This is fake offense, generated by ignorant fools who think they have a little power and want to make sure everyone KNOWS they have a little power as they try to make up for their own feelings of powerlessness.

Anonymous said...

Political Correctness run amok again.

Anonymous said...

Wow. After looking at the photos, my reaction is that she is a talented makeup artist. That doesn't look like "black face" to me.