People Are FUMING Over This MUA's Blackface "#Slave" Makeup Tutorial
28 September 2017, 11:43 | Updated: 15 November 2018, 15:04
Aaaaand her excuse basically makes no sense.
An Instanbul-based makeup artist is catching some serious heat online after posting a photo of herself in blackface and calling it her "black beauty transformation".
Percem Akin posted a photo (and a now-deleted YouTube video) of herself wearing dark makeup, facial scars, and a headscarf to complete a very specific "look".
Say it with me, guys. "Blackface is NOT okay--especially not in 20-freaking-17".
The layers of insensitivity have not been lost on the internet masses. Many have noted that the MUA used the hashtag "slave" in the Instagram photo's description.
DONT SUPPORT PERCEMAKIN ON INSTAGRAM CAUSE THEY THINK BLACKFACE AND HASHTAGGING SLAVE IS OKAY— Madison Anne (@MadisonnnAnne_) September 24, 2017
So why u private now, sis?
Just wanna talk pic.twitter.com/XBq8fnbQIz
But forreal report this account on Instagram cause she's still out there proudly displaying blackface and "slave" makeup pic.twitter.com/1wXR97OhTu— Sapphire (@MuaSapphire) September 23, 2017
We're hoping Percem realises that slaves weren't too concerned about whether their eyebrows were filled in before going out to do free labour for their oppressors. Slavery is a traumatic cultural stain on our history, the implications of which are still felt today. Playing dress up and glamorising being "owned" as property is never okay.
"This is just a movie character, and the movie which is directed by some poor students in my country, Turkey."
"We are not living in America or Africa, in my country finding a black model is so difficult, and they (directors) created a character for this movie and I made this."