People Are Demanding Wayan Brothers To Apologize For Using ‘Whiteface’ In White Chicks


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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