With the sudden rise of tv shows, monuments, movies, and celebrities being canceled, removed, and changing names, the film ‘White Chicks’ is now being debated.White Chicks was a comedy blockbuster released in 2004, directed by Kennan Ivory Wayans.
In the movie, Shawn Wayans and Marlon Wayans were two FBI detectives going undercover as ster-eotypical teens from Beverly Hills to solve a kidna-pping plot. Throughout the film, there are many qui-rky moments that made fun of stere-otypes and gender norms. The film debuted at #2 and went on to gross $113 million worldwide.
In the past few weeks, Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel, and other celebrities have been under f-ire for past sk-its that included bla-ckface.
A ta-pe of Fallon’s SNL audition has resurfaced on YouTube that featured Fallon’s Chris Rock impersonation. The video ca-used the Internet to erupt, culmi-nating in a #JimmyFallonIsOverParty hashtag that was trending in the United States.
Fallon eventually issued an apology via his social media channels, calling his decision to do bla-ckface “te-rrible,” and he thanked people for “holding him accountable.”Actor, Jamie Foxx also came to his defe-nse, letting Fallon know he doesn’t have to apologize for s—t.
Another late-night host, Jimmy Kimmel, has also been called out for using bla-ckface on his show, ‘The Man Show’ between 1999 to 2004. In the show, Kimmel mo-cked NBA star Karl Malone and an obese Oprah Winfrey. Back in 2013, Kimmel admitted during a podcast with comedian Adam Carolla that he once called the president of Comedy Central impersonating comedian George Wallace. One guest asked Kimmel if he only does bla-ck impersonations, which the late-night host responded, “I prefer them, yes.”
Some people are now arg-uing White Chicks is just as offe-nsive, as bla-ckface. Although many Twitter users are arg-uing their case, the history makes their arg-ument insufficient, as w-hiteface has never existed to off-end people.
The term blac-kface dates back to the 1830s and was popular in British and US “mi-nstrel shows” where white actors would either portray bla-ck people as either simplistic and unintelligent individuals or v-iolent.
As far as the case for ‘white face’ goes, there’s no history relating to the term. While some crit-icized the movie, many actually agree there is a big difference between the two.Some people are now calling for the actors to issue apologize, and the movie to be canceled.
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