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Old 12-19-2018, 05:41 PM
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Originally Posted by CalMeacham View Post
... I think they're either oblivious to it, or else don't care -- it's part of some other nation's racist history.
I think it's a little of both.
A lot of Japanese comedy is broad farce, including dress-up, make-up and exaggerated mannerisms, so a lot of folks here probably don't see the harm.
Also, Japan still being somewhat culturally insular, and rather ethnically homogeneous, I think there's much
less awareness of the problem with blakface.
It's good to know this is changing.

Yep. I remember that.
Reminded me of the time Hey Hey It's Saturday, a popular Australian show I watched as a kid, got told off by Harry Connick Jr for showcasing a blakface lampooning of Michael Jackson.
Australian broadcasters certainly should have known better by that time.
Now it's one of the first things to come up if you search for the show on You Tube.