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Can We All Agree Blackface Is Not A Necessary Accessory For Your Halloween Costume?

"If nobody knows who you are, it's because your costume is shitty."

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Trick or treat, it’s Halloween — arguably one of the best holidays, because you can dress up and stuff your face with candy. But it's not just fun and games — it's also the time of year when blackface suddenly seems to be OK. Some people argue that their costume wouldn't work without it. So, we decided to test that theory:

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In the 19th century, blackface was a common American cultural practice that involved non-black performers darkening their skin with makeup and performing caricatures of black people.

At the end of the day, though, if people can’t guess your costume, you either need to step up your costume game or you better get comfortable repeating “I’m TINA TURNER!” the whole night. 💁

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