White Woman Dons Blackface To “Raise Cultural Awareness”
A very concerned White journalist from Hungary reportedly spent an undisclosed amount of time in various African nations, familiarizing herself with some of each country’s secluded and sheltered ancient tribes. Compelled to “bring awareness” to some of these near-extinct, lesser known cultures, she decided to share her newfound knowledge in a blog post. Sounds simple enough, right?
But alas, she couldn’t just present pictures and information. No…this woman’s white privilege is at such high levels that she apparently thought the only way to get people to relate to these indigenous people is to insert her whiteness into their image — through Blackface! Seriously…what the hell? Via the journalist’s blog, aptly named “I Morphed Myself Into Tribal Women To Raise Awareness Of Their Secluded Cultures:”
In my new work I was inspired with the idea of transforming a natural photo of myself into 7 different African tribes with the help of a graphic designer, Csaba Szabo.
My inspiration came from my time spent in various African countries where I became fully aware of the issues regarding a number of endangered tribes, and the speed at which they are fading away. These stunning portraits show how beauty varies across the globe and prove that all of us are beautiful in a different way. They’re celebrating stunning tribal beauties at the brink of extinction.
Before explaining the customs each tribe she studied, she first show the juxtaposition of her own face, the tribeswoman’s photo she used for inspiration, and the photoshopped image they turned out:
You would think she she could just let the original photos of these people speak for themselves or even capture them in their own words… rather than finding a creative way to make it all about her and erasing them from THEIR OWN NARRATIVE?? SMH.
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