A white Bulgarian woman by the name of Mihaela Marinova has been labelled a racist after her offensive usage of black face. On the Bulgarian show Kato 2 Kapki Voda, the muso performed the hit single Jerusalema but pushed it too far when she wanted to imitate Nomcebo Zikode as well.
The competition took place this week, and Mzansi has been fuming over the usage of blackface. What many are still battling to understand is why perform in blackface in the year 2021, whereas blackface has been an act used to make a mockery out of black people many years ago.
Just to educate the Tweeps who are downplaying the usage of blackface by the performer, here’s a brief explanation; Blackface is a form of “art” that non-black people use when trying to portray a black person. According to CNN, any skin tone you wear that is not really yours, is racist.
On social media, some people are left puzzled by the outrage over the viral clip which was originally taken from TikTok. However way many might view it, the usage of blackface is racist and many are up in arms over this. Here’s a clip of the performance below.
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