Question of the Day: Are Australians Racist??

- By Bossip Staff

The show, Hey Hey Hey It’s Saturday’s, ratings are up since their offensive black face incident we told you about yesterday. They have since apologized, but overall, believe nothing is wrong with black face.

A poll taken by Australians revealed some shocking numbers when asked if they thought it was racist:

Some 143,326 people… ..responded to a poll question  asking if Australians believed their country was racist: 60 percent said it was not while 40 percent voted it was.

The Australian Government just last year apologized for the mistreatment and racism it displayed toward Aborigines people. They obviously still have a long road ahead of them in race relations.

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  • Hannibal

  • Hannibal

    NO, ONLY AMERICANS ARE RACIST, THERE WAS NOTHING WRONG WITH THE SHOW, THEY LOOKED EXACTLY LIKE THE JACKSON 5…

  • QUEEN

    LMAO yeah hannibal nothings wrong with dipn a few folks in oil and putn on stage huh? seriously no ones done this since like forever ago and it does strike a nerve

  • safrogirl

    I am australian and I am black I was not offended by this!! I htink it was taken out f proportion.

  • monique

    Well, I don’t think Australians are racist. Naive or ignorant, maybe. They really don’t deal with Black people or our history here in the US. So to automatically call them racist is premature. I think people are too quick to accuse people of being racists, when they are in fact CLUELESS. Yes, cluelessness can be irritating, but we solve nothing by flagging people as racist, just because they don’t know. Its like labeling a black baby racist if they choose to play with a blond doll. They don’t know what they are doing, they just want to play with the doll. So, i wish Black people would stop labeling everybody racist, because it makes other people shut down, and not want to learn from their actions that may offend us. It’s better to explain, that in this country, we take offense. Explain the history first. If they still reject it, then they are being racist.

  • downundagirl

    I don’t exactly think that the people who write articles for a trashy site like Bosssip have any idea about race issues in australia lol. Australia is one of the most peaceful, multi-cultural places where people of all races live together without any drama. The rest of the world should take example!

  • Lady K

    100% co-sign, monique. Very well said.

  • Stop it!!!!

    Yes!! They looked like complete idiots. It was completely distasteful, and not funny. Harry Conick Jr. was right on point. I applaude him.

  • dayg715

    white people never admit when they’re racist; they’re too busy manipulating people into thinking that everyone else is, or that everyone is being “too sensitive”. and black people nowadays stupidly fall for it every time and make excuses for them.

  • B'More

    ‘blackface’ is an international symbol of RACISM. you don’t have to “know america’s history of race relations” to know this. and for you people to be up here making excuses for these devils is a slap in the face to every person of color. when did this generation of black people become such punks? SMH.

  • FckOff

    I AM BLACK & HAVE LIVED IN AUSTRALIA SO I CAN TELL YOU FIRST HAND FROM EXPERIENCE THEY ARE SOME OF THE MOST RACIST PEOPLE I HAVE EVER MET

  • jamdown

    Australia’s know for being racist… nothing new.

  • FckOff

    SAFROGIRL IS DEFINITELY A COCONUT. THERE ARE SO MANY OF HER KIND IN AUSTRALIA.

  • FckOff

    I HEARD STORIES ABOUT HOW MANY OF THE WHITE SOUTH AFRICANS ARE GOING TO AUSTRALIA BECAUSE THEY FIT IN SO WELL.

  • FckOff

    DOWNUNDAGIRL, YOU MUST BE A WHITE AUSSIE BECAUSE YOU DEFINITELY DO NOT SPEAK FOR THE BLACK PEOPLE WHO LIVE THERE, UNLESS THEY ARE COCONUTS LIKE SAFROGIRL. SHE MAY BE FROM SOUTH AFRICA TOO

  • FckOff

    ASK THE ABORIGINALS ABOUT HOW “PEACEFUL” YOU AUSSIES ARE

  • YorkieLover

    Australians are as racist as White-Americans or anywhere for that matter. Think about what they did to the darker aborigines. The aborigines still encounter racism. Not only that,but they are becoming “extinct” kinda like the Native Americans.

  • YorkieLover

    LoL and agree with downundagirl2. When in college, I knew a girl from Brisbane. She was so ignorant about race relations in the U.S.,and would ask me alot of questions(which I was used to cause I knew a few foreign students). But she was just totally ignorant and started asking me border line racist questions about black people all the time that I just stopped communicating with her. Once she started asking me about black men (after she apparently f*cked one and never heard from him again).

  • Divine

    Ask the aborigines if Austrailians are racist!

  • Soul Ese

    Just as racist as any group of people that live in lands that were stolen from its indigenous inhabitants….

  • Melinda

    Yes Australian are racist. Ever heard of the “White Law”? Look it up.

  • KILL SWITCH...

    All i know about Austrialia is “DOT AND THE KANGAROO” AND STEVE ERWIN.

    THE BUNION GOING TO GET YOU IN THE BOUNION MOON…MAN THT SCARED ME AS A CHILD…

  • KILL SWITCH...

    YEAH WHITE CHICKS IS WHITEFACE,,,AND THAT WAS FUNNY SO IS BLACKFACE AND YOU HEARD THIS FROM A BLACK DUDE…

  • Jersey Girl

    The Australians have a history similar to the U.S. It was founded when the British sent convicts to the island to rid London of the criminal element. As often happens, (like when Christopher Columbus discovered “America”), the British began to colonize and they found the very dark-skinned natives (i.e., Aborigines or blacks) inconvenient. So, they began to exterminate them and/or relocate them to arrid areas on the island. The process took quite a while and as recently as the 1990s, the Australians were taking the children of the remaining true blood Aborigines and training them to become “domestic servants”, i.e., maids and butlers. Needless to say, there are very few true-blood Aborigines remaining in Australia. And, those that remain live in conditions similar to our Native American reservations. So, in answer to your question, h#*ll yeah, they are racist.

  • UMMMM

    @KILL SWITCH… there you go dont even think of calling australians racist when all u know is one of our national animals and a popular person in australia. so seriously u americans know nothing about australia

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