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The Spice Girls Called Out A Dutch TV Presenter For Having People In Blackface

There's a serious plot twist at the end.

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This footage of the Spice Girls on a Dutch TV show from 1998 has resurfaced.

footage has just unearthed of the Spice Girls calling out a TV host for having white people in black face #GirlPower

The video is of Dutch presenter Paul De Leeuw introducing "zwarte pieten" ("black Petes"), which are part of the Dutch celebration Sinterklaas Dag (St Nicholas's Day).

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Sinterklaas Dag is a pre-Christmas tradition where St Nicholas and his black Petes go around delivering presents on horses. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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In the video, Mel B says they shouldn't paint their faces, to which De Leeuw defends it as being part of Dutch culture. Mel B responds by saying "this is the '90s".

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People praised the Spice Girls for calling out De Leeuw back in the day.

And called them "woke queens".

De Leeuw meanwhile appears to have since had a change of heart. In 2014 on Dutch daytime TV show Koffietijd, he said that since watching 12 Years a Slave he decided that blackface had no place in the Netherlands.

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