What would he do if he was on BET?
Mitt Romney appeared on Univision Wednesday, but something was a little different about his appearance, his skin tone. Looking back at some of photos logging his every moment on the campaign trail, the Republican presidential nominee is usually not so shockingly tan.
While his orangey-brown appearance on Univision could have been the result of bad lighting or a makeup mishap, left-wing blog the Democratic Underground concluded that Romney “dyed his face brown for his Univision interview.”
The claim is not completely out of the ballpark. After all, as Gawker points out, Romney did say “it would be helpful to be Latino,” in a video secretly recorded at a campaign fundraiser earlier this year.
Appearing at a campaign fundraiser in Atlanta, Georgia, before his Univision interview, Romney showed a bit more color, but nowhere near the amount of bronze as seen on stage at the 6:30 p.m. ET filming.
If Romney did indeed alter his skin tone, it was likely done in the past few days. Three days earlier, on Sunday, Sept. 16, Romney appeared much paler when he landed in Missouri.
We’re just happy this fool didn’t wear blackface for the NAACP speech. By our estimate Romney looks “47%” more tanner and we’re not digging the convenient skin change.
Do you think he’s just a victim of a bad makeup artist or a calculated (and horrible) plan to appeal to Latino voters?