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Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Unbelievable transformation of a white woman to a black woman using makeup goes viral for the wrong reasons

Believe it or not, both photos are of the same woman. The first is the before photo and the second is after makeup had been done by a makeup artist with the Instagram handle @paintdatface.

The artist was able to use only makeup to transform a very pale white woman into a darker woman who looks African.


She shared the photo on Instagram and included a disclaimer to explain that she had no intention of being offensive and that her work is simply about one woman acknowledging, embracing, and celebrating the beauty of another woman's culture. In spite of her disclaimer, a number of people found the photo offensive and said what she did was the same thing as Blackface, which is considered racially offensive. Some also referred to it as cultural appropriation.


Following the backlash, @paintdatface put his page on private for a while and by the time it was open to the public again, the photo had already been deleted.

34 comments:

ogbonna nwabueze said...

Her other parts of body nko?

OSINANL said...

ok...

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

Hian!


... Merited happiness

Peace Samuel said...

I Don't see anything wrong with these, just a picture to show we are not different. Black can bleach there skin so why can't a White coat her body.

Emeka Izuogu said...

She looks like TBoss as a black woman..She did nothing wrong don't know why blacks like shouting racist up and down

Sola Jegede said...

I see nothing wrong with it. She did it to appreciate blacks, not offensive at all. Why do blacks bleach and turn white ? Isn't that inappropriate and abuse ? Inferior blacks !

Naijarian said...

Black people should go and take several seats abeg... If an oyibo braids her hair, dem go complain. If oyibo do make up to look like a back woman, dem go complain. Meanwhilly, oyibo no dey complain when you fix oyibo hair or when you bleach... So long as your are not harming the next person, or not constituting yourself into a public nuisance, make all thes busybody people learn to dey stay their lanes

MUFC said...

Black people and their wahala share...

If its a black girl that was transformed white, it would be artisery

Anonymous said...

Love the creativity here. But our people go still vex even though more than 60% of Nigerian women bleach their skin, not to talk of the european weaves, wigs and chemical processing of afro hair. No one is harassing anybody for culture appropriation for these things. Let's move on...

Anonymous said...

Love the creativity here. But our people go still vex even though more than 60% of Nigerian women bleach their skin, not to talk of the european weaves, wigs and chemical processing of afro hair. No one is harassing anybody for culture appropriation for these things. Let's move on...

Michael Dim said...

The world is in big mess.. You cannot do anything without offending this liberal snowflakes.. They control the fashion industry, movie industry, music, social media nd the news media.. We are doomed

Anonymous said...

Don't see why anyone should be mad over this..it's simply amazing .why do we find faults in nearly everything white ladies do as a sign of admiration for the black culture..some black women bleach their skin or even use make up on their faces way lighter than their skin colour...yet no one complains...let's stop being overly sensitive..just saying

tsalz said...

Oga na make up...

Anonymous said...

She looks gorgeous d makeup artist did a good job.

felix said...

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Anonymous said...

Wetin be black people prblm abeg?

PAPARAZZI said...

Drama everywhere!
PLEASE IS SCOTT DISICK A MAGICIAN, WHY IS HE NAKED WITH KOURTNEY IN THE SAME BATHROOM! KOURTNEY SEEMS TO LIKE IT!

NB: PLEASE, 18+, I REPEAT, 18+

Anonymous said...

He is promoting black.why d insult

Vivian Reginalds said...

sexy
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

Neinah val said...

OK honestly when Linda said it went viral for the wrong reasons, was looking out for a flatter nose, thicker eye brows and lips, just something generally uglier, but I cant seem to see anything wrong with this. Blacks and thier overly dramatic racial issues

Neinah val said...

OK honestly when Linda said it went viral for the wrong reasons, was looking out for a flatter nose, thicker eye brows and lips, just something generally uglier, but I cant seem to see anything wrong with this. Blacks and thier overly dramatic racial issues

God's baby said...

Hmmm, she is finer as a black nah

Anonymous said...

No less offensive than Bobrisky turn to white.

Anonymous said...

This is the total opposite of blackface, where whites painted themselves jet black with huge red mouths to basically mock and caricaturize black people's looks.This Makeup artist simply wanted to show their skill while paying tribute to black beauty.Please black people stop being so darn sensitive.

Anonymous said...

My skin colour is not a costume! Until white people stop discriminating against black people, nothing they do will considered without malice.

Anonymous said...

There is still racism, and using black bodies as costumes or for creative experimentation contributes to that. I am human, not a costume.

Nigerians are stupid, this war against racism is not just for the Yoruba offsprings of slaves in America, but all black people for us all to be treated with respect.

Anonymous said...

I don't see anything wrong in this... great job

Anonymous said...

Tyra Banks did an episode on America's Next Top Model where makeup was used to change the races of all the models for a photoshoot.I didn't hear any cries of racism...from any race depicted.

This is the exact same thing,and I don't see what is racist about this

Funmi Ajayi said...

Her hands should have been painted brown too! Yes,brown cos we are not totally black. Com to think of it,are they also white,as in like snow.Only their eyes are white, What's their skin colour called sef... cos they don't have same colour as their eyes? Plus those eyes are too white to be real. Ours eyes are naturally not that whitish cos of smoke....we dont smoke cigarette or marijuana but from generator,car exhaust,dirts in the air, recession,etc. So my dear artist,kindly get the pic editted.

Anonymous said...

Why are people so sensitive, I think it's an artistic beautiful picture. If black girls think this is racial profiling, stop wearing your straight weave/wigs, roll with your 'fro...just saying

george ayanlechi said...

Self creativity is self achievement. An educated mind is a liberated mind. Nice work. @George Ayanlechi

Anonymous said...

Linda the black version looks like your ms sahhara abi wetin be that her name

george ayanlechi said...

Educated mind is a liberated mind

george ayanlechi said...

Educated mind is a liberated mind

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