|Urkel Forever |
Needs a product placement tag.
I like how the last cupcake is tuneless until it gets "blacked up".
That's the part that seals it. Everything else could be (implausibly) explained away as an accident of ignorance and bad taste, but that part can only exist through a stereotype.
|Mike Tyson?! |
Holy shit you guys have some white guilt to think this is black face.
It doesn't take white guilt to be able to draw out themes concurrently existing within our historical discourse as a society.
Maybe you're right.
How is this hip hop?
|Caminante Nocturno |
This wouldn't have been an issue if they hadn't given them big pink lips.
this makes me uncomfortable for a variety of reasons
mainly singing food scares me
how sweet the taste
to coat a cake like me
I once was dry
but now am moist
Was bland but now I'm taaaa-styyyyy
So if I lick the icing off first, what does that mean?
If the lips had just been blue or green, all of this could have been avoided.
That is why this isn't black face. If simple changing the lips from pink to green suddenly makes it not black face, it's not fucking black face!!!
Colors are extremely important. Saying that if changing the color of a specific part of a widely-known and emotionally-charged symbol makes that symbol not longer valid is, frankly, a statement utterly ignorant of the way symbols work.
For example, if these cupcakes had the Italian flag on them instead of little faces, we would rightfully say that they're meant to channel visual language that suggests Italy. If you came in here yelling about how if we changed the green stripe to blue it would be the French flag instead and therefore the cupcakes were clearly not Italian, I don't think your argument would be valid.
These cupcakes are clearly channeling blackface imagery. You can take issue with how big a deal that is if you want to, but you can't take issue with what they are just because changing a color negates the symbol. Someone chose to use pink. That choice has repercussions.
-1 for the fact that nothing in this has anything to do with hip hop.
Cupcakes in blackface doing a kind of second rate ersatz (and very white) hipster electro track deserves 4, though.
|Johnny Madhouse |
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