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Bruce Jenner: Victim Of The Transgender Equivalent To Blackface

Bruce Jenner is on the cover of the latest issue of In Touch magazine, and Kris Jenner isn’t happy about it. The cover shows a photoshopped image of Bruce wearing make-up with the headline, “Bruce’s Story: My Life as a Woman”. The cover is considered low, even by tabloid standards. And according to TMZ, Kris Jenner agrees. It’s been reported …

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Etsy Bans ‘Redskins’ Items From Its Marketplace

Even if you don’t follow football, it’s unlikely that you’ve not heard about the controversy surrounding the Washington Redskins and its name and mascot. It’s been controversial for years, but the argument has picked up major steam in recent months. E-commerce marketplace Etsy just announced that it is no longer permitting sellers to list items with the name Redskins – …

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Nick Cannon Whiteface: Double Standard?

We ran an article earlier about singer Nick Cannon’s Instagram pic showing him in “whiteface” – wearing makeup to depict himself as a white man – accompanied by several racially stereotypical hashtags. Discussion has raged about Cannon’s stunt, which was intended to promote his new alum “White People Party Music”. (Check out that article, and join the discussion.) One of …

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Isla Fisher Warned Julianne Hough About Blackface

As Safe Haven star Julianne Hough was first stepping out in her controversial Orange Is the New Black Halloween blackface getup, actress Isla Fisher had warned her of an impending disaster, and urged her to wash it off. Hough, while looking much like “Tan Mom”, was attempting to describe the OITNB character Crazy Eyes, played by Uzo Aduba. After pictures …

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Isla Fisher Tried To Help Julianne Hough

Last month Julianne Hough sparked controversy after arriving at a Halloween party wearing blackface make-up. Hough’s friend and fellow actress, Isla Fisher, says she tried to warn Hough to wipe off the make-up before the paparazzi swarmed her. “Isla told Julianne to go to the bathroom and wipe her face off,” a source told Us Weekly. “Isla hoped she got …

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Trayvon Martin Costume Sparks Outrage [IMAGE]

Many Facebook and Twitter users were outraged after seeing a photo of a man dressed up as Trayvon Martin for Halloween. Not only did the man wear blackface, his costume depicted Trayvon after he was killed. The photo, which has been called racially insensitive among other things, was taken at a party. The Halloween costume comes just months after neighborhood …

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Julianne Hough Apologizes for Blackface

Netflix’s Orange is the New Black is the streaming service’s most successful original series ever, so it should come as no surprise that it is a popular costume choice for Halloween this year. Safe Haven star Julianne Hough teamed up with a few friends to do an OITNB costume theme, but found herself facing backlash after she donned blackface as …

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