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response: I do not think Emma was doing blackface. the makeup she purchased were from a cheap store which obviously would not consist of every shade. getting the wrong shade of bb cream doesn’t instantly means she was racist. it’s very common thing that happens to many people in general. people are just sensitive about everything nowadays and will literally find every little thing in a person in order to tear apart their reputation & image. -
history: for those who don’t know the story behind blackface, Its American origins can be traced to minstrel shows. In the mid to late nineteenth century, white actors would routinely use black grease paint on their faces when depicting plantation slaves and free blacks on stage. To be clear, these weren't flattering representations. At all. Taking place against the backdrop of a society that systematically mistreated and dehumanized black people, they were mocking portrayals that reinforced the idea that African-Americans were inferior in every way.